Ex-minister Fitto acquitted of corruption on appeal

Former Puglia governor implicated in nursing home contract trial

(ANSA) - Bari, September 29 - The Bari appeals court on Tuesday acquitted ex-minister Raffaele Fitto of corruption on grounds there was no case to answer in connection with an alleged bribe taken in exchange for the management of 11 nursing homes.
    Fitto, who served as regional affairs minister under the last Berlusconi government, was accused of taking 500,000 euros from Roman businessman Gianpaolo Angelucci for party funding in exchange for the management contract while he was governor of the southern Puglia region.
   

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