Former FI MP among 25 arrested for 'defrauding the State'

Big operation in province of L'Aquila

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 22 - Filippo Piccone, a former MP for Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (FI) party, was among 25 people arrested on Monday for allegedly defrauding the State via corruption in the province of L'Aquila town of Celano, in the central Abruzzo region.
    Celano Mayor Settimio Santilli, a member of the right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, was also among the suspects arrested by Carabinieri police, along with town officials, professionals and entrepreneurs living in the provinces of L'Aquila, Rome, Teramo and Pescara.
    Around 100 police offices took part in dawn raids to arrest the suspects. (ANSA).


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