Probe into Salvini 'disgusting' magistrates jibe (3)

Judiciary 'must clean up its act' says defiant League leader

(ANSA) - Turin, February 15 - Turin prosecutors on Monday opened a probe into an insult launched by Northern League leader Matteo Salvini against magistrates who indicted his No.2, Liguria Councillor Edoardo Rixi, in an expenses case. Salvini described the Italian judiciary as "disgusting".
    Prosecutors want to establish if that constitutes the crime of contempt of the magistrature, judicial sources said. Salvini made the remark at a rally Sunday, saying that Rixi was innocent.
    Salvini was defiant after learning of the probe, saying the Italian judiciary must clean up its act so that Italy can become "a normal country".
    Salvini said there were "many magistrates who do their job very well," citing anti-mafia prosecutors, but added there were those who "work a lot less, engage in politics, probe in one way only and release dangerous criminals in 24 hours".


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