Emilia Romagna councillors 'illicitly spent 2mn euros'

Democratic Party officials allegedly spent highest sum

(ANSA) - Bologna, November 10 - Bologna prosecutors said Monday that 41 regional councillors wrongfully spent 2.08 million euros of public funds between June 2010 and December 2011.
    Prosecutors are investigating the so-called Emilia Romagna "crazy spending" probe into expense claims by the councillors at the Emilia-Romagna regional assembly, who allegedly claimed expenses for private birthday parties, gifts, and even a sex toy. Eighteen elected officials from the Democratic Party (PD) of Premier Matteo Renzi allegedly spent the highest sum, or 940,000 euros.
    Prosecutors informed 41 people the probe was completed, meaning they will probably be charged.
   

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