Fifteen people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of having “adjusted” lawsuits in favour of Italian energy giant Eni, according to judicial sources.
Italian financial police on Tuesday raided the offices of Massimo Mantovani, a member of the Eni management and the group’s former legal director, the sources said.
One of Eni’s lawyers, Piero Amara, is also among those arrested.
Investigators are probing if the pair tried to throw Italian investigators off course in order to spare the Eni group and its general manager Claude Descalzi corruption allegations surrounding an oil contract in Nigeria.
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