Ex-Sardinia governor Cappellacci gets 2 1/2 yrs

Mayor sentenced to 9 yrs

(ANSA) - Cagliari, September 28 - Ex-Sardinia governor Ugo Cappellacci on Wednesday got two and a half years in jail for the bankruptcy of Cagliari-based paint company Sept Italia which went belly up in 2010. Cappellacci is a member of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party. The mayor of the Sardinian town of Carloforte, Marco Simeone, was sentenced to nine years in jail and also got a life ban from holding public office. Corruption scandals have hit all parts of the political spectrum in recent years.