Domenica, 21 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Finance police general, builder indicted for G8 fraud

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Rome, June 19 - A general in Italy's finance police
and a construction businessman were indicted Wednesday for
alleged corruption related to building contracts for the venue
of the 2009 Group of Eight summit.
Diego Anemone, owner of the Anemone construction group, is
accused of bribing General Francesco Pittorru with 700,000 euros
to buy and remodel a home in Rome.
In exchange his company was allegedly given favor in bids
for building contracts on the Sardinian island of La Maddalena,
where the G8 was originally scheduled but was moved at the last
minute to Abruzzo to honour the 309 people killed in a
devastating earthquake earlier that year.
The trial has been scheduled to start November 13 in Rome.
Finance police are investigating a total of five people in
connection with alleged fraud totalling 166 million euros
related to G8 construction.
Finance specialists say they have found parallel accounting
and numerous other kinds of fraudulent activity, such as work
paid for but never completed, related to public contracts
handled by the Anemone group.
The group faces numerous other investigations related to
fraudulent activities on other public contracts.
Anemone was arrested in February 2010 for alleged graft in
public tenders for work on other State venues as well as private
real-estate deals involving politicians.

(photo: General Francesco Pittorru, left, and Diego Anemone)

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