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22 arrested for health contract rigging

Public and private officials probed in Brindisi

12 November, 16:34
22 arrested for health contract rigging (ANSA) - Brindisi, November 12 - Italian police arrested 22 people Tuesday as part of a probe into alleged contract rigging at the local health authority in the south-eastern Italian city of Brindisi. Both public officials and private companies working in the health sector are among those under investigation, police said.

As many as 61 contracts signed between 2006 and 2012 are being investigated for offenses ranging from conspiracy, public corruption, violation of privacy and bid rigging.

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