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Basilicata region offices searched in funding probe

Latest in string of enquiries across Italy

12 October, 12:00
Basilicata region offices searched in funding probe (ANSA) - Turin, October 12 - Italian police on Friday searched party offices at the southern Italian Basilicata regional administration in the latest probe into suspected over-spending by various caucuses in Italy's regions.

The probe was the latest in a string of anti-corruption moves after a wave of funding scandals across Italy including Lazio where Governor Renata Polverini was forced to quit last week.

Financial police have now been in the offices of regional administrations in Piedmont, Marche, Emilia, Campania, Molise, Sicily and Lombardy, where the regional government is threatened both by corruption probes and a mafia investigation in which a councillor was arrested for allegedly buying votes from the Calabrian-based 'Ndrangheta mafia.