Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018
NAPLES

Finance police probe previous Pompeii restoration work

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Naples, February 5 - Police are investigating the
former special commissioner for excavations as part of a larger
probe into an eight-million euro restoration project at the
Pompeii archaeological site.
Marcello Fiori is under investigation for abuse of office,
and goods valued at about 810,000 euros were seized as part of
the investigation, according to the prosecutor in the southern
city of Torre Annunziata.
A legal representative of the Caccavo Srl contracting
company is under house arrest and several engineers have been
sanctioned, according to reports.
This follows an investigation into contracts tendered and
work performed at the UNESCO world heritage site after a state
of emergency was declared there.
Authorities allege that contracts were rigged and granted
to companies without the required specifications.
Possible criminal charges range from corruption, abuse of
office, public-contract fraud and fraud against the state.
There was no word on whether this will affect this week's
commencement of a larger Grande Progetto Pompei or Great Pompeii
Project designed to secure and improve access to the ruins of
Pompeii.
The project has more than 100-million euros in financial
backing from the European Commission, as well as the Italian
government.

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