Martedì, 25 Settembre 2018
TURIN

Probes into party fund spending for 52 Piedmont councillors

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Turin, May 6 - Investigators began hearing
testimonies on Monday for probes into 52 regional councillors in
Piedmont suspected of spending party funds for personal use such
as manicures and golf equipment.
On Monday, regional caucus leader Mario Carossa for the
Northern League party was the first called to testify.
Carossa was asked to answer questions regarding 29,000
euros of spending in restaurants and bars, as well as car
maintenance and sporting equipment.
Regional assembly Whip Marco Botta from the right-wing
Fratelli d'Italia party submitted a 10-page dossier detailing
expenditures but did not speak to prosecutors.
Investigators are probing Botta for over 54,000 euros of
spending, part of which the councillor said was for
"representation services", including tanning booths, manicures
and hair cuts.
Democratic Party (PD) Regional Assembly Whip Aldo
Reschigna will testify on Monday afternoon.
Testimonies have been scheduled for the next 20 days by
prosecutors.
A recent raft of regional corruption cases have hit
parties across the established Italian political spectrum in
various parts of the country.

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