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Fontana cleared in gown and PPE fraud case

For 500,000 euro contract for firm owned by brother-in-law

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 13 - Lombardy Governor Attilio Fontana was cleared Friday of charges of fraud in public supplies over an April 2020 half million euro regional government contract to supply some 75,000 surgical gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE) at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Fraud was alleged in giving the contract, which was later turned into a donation, to a company owned by his brother-in-law, Andrea Dini.
    Another four people were cleared by the preliminary hearings judge (GUP). (ANSA).


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