Prosecutor wants to drop Pinotti flight case

Over alleged use of military flight for personal reasons

(ANSA) - November 24 - Prosecutors in Rome on Monday asked the tribunal of ministers to dismiss a case over Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti's alleged use of a military flight for personal reasons.
    The tribunal of ministers has jurisdiction over cases involving cabinet members in the performance of their ministerial duties.
    State attorneys opened an investigation earlier this month after lawmakers with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) filed a lawsuit alleging the minister on September 5 had used a Falcon 50 jet of the Italian air force to fly back home to Genoa, taking advantage of a scheduled military training flight.
    The military flight was allegedly postponed to wait for the minister who was landing in Rome after an official visit to London.


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