7 arrested for loan-sharking including lawyer
'Asked 500% annual interest rate'21 February, 12:38
A local construction entrepreneur reported the alleged gang to police after they demanded an annual interest rate of 500%.
Lawyer Vincenzo Massimo Siani, 56, from the town of Altamura, is accused of drafting deeds of sale for a construction site the gang was extorting from the businessman.
He has been ordered not to leave the area.