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The sky-high figure, confirmed by Italy’s financial police, is a record for a ten month period and shows that in spite of public promises to crack down on corruption, the problem remains rife.
Rigged and inflated contracts, absenteeism, pension scams and unnecessary consultancy were among the most common ways in which public money was frittered away last year, Corriere della Sera reported.
From January to October, some 3590 people were charged with rigging public contracts.
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