Abuse-of-office trial requested for Milan Mayor Sala (3)

Case regards Expo 2015 contract

(ANSA) - Milan, January 16 - Prosecutors on Tuesday requested that Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala be sent to trial for alleged abuse of office during his previous position as head of Milan Expo 2015. The case regards the decision to task Mantovani spa with the job of providing 6,000 trees for the event as part of the Piastra dei Servizi contract. Centre-left Mayor Sala is already on trial for alleged falsehood in another case related to his job as Expo chief, while a request has been made for a bid-rigging charge to be dropped.
    Sala commented on the new indictment request by saying "the accusation is not new".
    "I have no comment to make," he said.
    "Like from the start I will let my lawyers do the talking.
    He said he was "very tranquil" and voiced disappointment at learning of the request from the media.


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