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Former deputy mayor of Verona arrested on corruption charges

Giacino allegedly got his wife city contracts

17 February, 15:50
Former deputy mayor of Verona arrested on corruption charges (ANSA) - Verona, February 17 - The former deputy mayor of the northern city of Verona was arrested Monday on corruption charges, police sources said.

Vito Giacino, who was elected on Silvio Berlusconi's center-right Forza Italia party list, stepped down November 15 when he was placed under investigation. Also on Monday, his wife, Alessandra Lodi, a lawyer, was put under house arrest.

The probe was sparked late last year by an anonymous letter accusing Giacino of impropriety in obtaining lucrative contracts for his wife as a legal consultant to the city.

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