Sabato, 16 Febbraio 2019
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De Luca says won't be suspended by graft law - update 2


Naples, May 28 - Vincenzo De Luca, the candidate
for Premier Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) in
Sunday's regional elections in Campania, said Thursday that a
ruling this week by the supreme court does not mean that he will
be suspended if he wins.
In a decision registered on Thursday, the supreme Court of
Cassation said ordinary courts, not administrative courts, must
rule on cases concerning a 2012 anti-corruption law - the
so-called Severino law - banning from public office people
convicted of certain crimes.
Some experts believed this would have implications for De
Luca, who was convicted in January this year of abuse of office
in connection with an incinerator project while he was mayor of
the city of Salerno, and handed a suspended sentence of a year
in prison plus a one-year ban from holding public office.
As a result of the conviction, he was also suspended from
holding public office for 18 months under the Severino law - but
the Campania Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) reinstated
him three days later.
"The problem of the Severino law has been overcome because
the law is not applicable to those who are elected for the first
time," De Luca said at a forum hosted by Naples-based daily
Corriere del Mezzogiorno.
"So I won't be suspended".

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