Bossi, Belsito indicted for fraud, embezzlement - update

Ex-Northern League chief 'cheated State out of 40 million'

(ANSA) - Genoa, May 21 - A judge on Thursday indicted ex-Northern League chief Umberto Bossi and ex-party treasurer Francesco Belsito on charges of cheating the State out of 40 million euros in electoral reimbursements. The former treasurer of the anti-immigrant, anti-euro party is also charged with the aggravated embezzlement of 25 million euros from party coffers, which he allegedly invested in shares and diamonds in Cyprus and Tanzania. The trial opens September 23.
   

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