South Tyrol party probed for sex-toy expense claim
Bolzano council already under scrutiny for alleged funding abuse11 March, 12:04
Finance police already probing the accounts of all political parties on the council discovered a receipt for 64.92 euros for the purchase of a vibrator and two other sex gadgets presented by the right-wing secessionist Freiheitlichen caucus.
"We need to look into the matter, if it's true, it is not right," said the party's long-standing leader Pius Leitner.
Freiheitlichen represents the German-speaking population in the northern province otherwise known as South Tyrol. Prosecutors began inspecting the accounts of the provincial party caucuses in January after a member of the council reported an alleged abuse.
The probe is just the latest in a series of investigations involving alleged misuse of public funds by provincial and regional administrations across Italy.