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Top pollster facing charges over unpaid taxes

Renato Mannheimer 'dodged 10 mn between 2005 and 2010'

21 February, 11:07
Top pollster facing charges over unpaid taxes (ANSA) - Rome, February 21 - One of Italy's top political pollsters, Renato Mannheimer, could be facing criminal charges after police said Friday they had wrapped up a probe into an alleged 10-million-euro 2005-2010 unpaid tax bill.

When he learned of the probe just after Christmas, Mannheimer promised to pay back the undeclared income uncovered by the tax police.

"I have fully realised the gravity of what I did and will pay everything I owe," said the head of the Ispo survey agency, who appears regularly on Italian TV.