Italian finance police arrested a high-ranking politician in the Lombardy regional government for corruption on Tuesday just before he was due to attend a conference promoting legality in the public administration.
Mario Mantovani, a member of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, is suspected of graft, rigging public tenders and corruption perpetrated between 2012 and 2014, according to a statement from the Milan court.
One of Mantovani’s aides and a state engineer also face charges of wrongdoing. The court provided no further details.
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