Govt to weigh Scaroni's future 'independent' of Enel ruling
Eni chief awaits new public mandate amid legal entanglements01 April, 13:32
The pair was also banned from holding public office for five years for causing an "environmental disaster" at a northern Italy powerplant by failing to install equipment that would reduce the plant's pollution impact, and linked this to an increase in respiratory diseases among children in the area.
The government is pushing for new corporate bylaws at Eni and other state-controlled firms that would force board members accused of financial crimes to step down in the early phases of the multi-tiered judicial process. But attorneys say Scaroni's crime, which he denies, would not fall under that category. Scaroni also denies separate allegations that have put him under investigation for suspected involvement in bribes linked to Algerian contracts won by Saipem, an Eni subsidiary.