Mercoledì, 24 Ottobre 2018

President of Bergamo public works resigns amid investigation


(ANSA) - Milan, October 17 - The head of public works in
Bergamo, Rossano Breno, announced his resignation Wednesday amid
a widening corruption scandal in the Lombardy region.
Breno, head of the Compagnia delle Opere di Bergamo for the
past eight years, is under investigation for corruption.
He denied any wrongdoing but said he was stepping down to
clear the way for investigators.
One day earlier, after his administration collapsed because
of corruption scandals, besieged Lombardy Governor Roberto
Formigoni said that a non-political technocrat executive will be
in charge of the region until elections.
Formigoni, a member of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's
People of Freedom (PdL) party, saw his administration thrown
into crisis last week when Domenico Zambetti, a PdL regional
councillor and a member of Formigoni's executive government, was
arrested for allegedly buying votes from the 'Ndrangheta mafia
With Zambetti's arrest and a separate corruption probe, as
many as 14 councillors in the Lombardy regional executive
government and assembly are now under investigation.
They include Formigoni himself, who is accused of
corruption related to health contracts.
The governor denies any wrongdoing.

photo: Lombardy Governor Roberto Formigoni.

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