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Campania regional councillors probed for fraud

Members of We South party affiliated with ex-premier's PdL

22 April, 13:54
Campania regional councillors probed for fraud (ANSA) - Naples, April 22 - Two councillors are being probed in the southern Campania region suspected of making personal use of public funds, Italian finance said on Monday.

Campania regional council members Sergio Nappi and Raffaele Sentieri were placed under house arrest and obligation to remain, respectively.

Both face charges of aggravated fraud by the Naples prosecutor's office.

Nappi and Sentieri are suspected of embezzling public funds allocated for communication and other institutional activities, in a probe that in recent months has led to the investigation also of other Campania regional councillors. The finance police found irregularities that led investigators to believe Nappi and Sentieri took 31,000 and 22,000 euros, respectively, including an invoice Nappi presented dated prior to his election.

The two councillors belong the the centre-right We South party, allied with Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PdL) party.