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Jul 7, 2015

Conte requested to stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 104 people a prosecutor has requested to face trial for their alleged involvement in match manipulation in 2011, a judicial source told Reuters.

Conte, who has already served a ban imposed by the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) in connection with the case but has always denied any wrongdoing, was accused of “sporting fraud” by the prosecutor in the northern city of Cremona.

Jul 7, 2015

Soccer-Conte requested to stand trial in match-fixing inquiry

MILAN, July 7 (Reuters) – Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 104 people a prosecutor has requested to face trial for their alleged involvement in match manipulation in 2011, a judicial source told Reuters.

Conte, who has already served a ban imposed by the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) in connection with the case but has always denied any wrongdoing, was accused of “sporting fraud” by the prosecutor in the northern city of Cremona.

Jun 11, 2015

Migrants gather at Italian train stations on journey north

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) – Hundreds of migrants brought to Italy after being rescued at sea camped on streets near Rome’s Tiburtina train station and gathered in Milan’s main terminal on Thursday, making a brief stop on their journey to northern Europe.

At Tiburtina, migrants from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia were among those resting in the shade under olive and fig trees. Children played in the supermarket nearby, and dozens napped on cardboard under an overpass.

Jun 9, 2015

Italy’s Northern League steps up campaign against migrants

MILAN (Reuters) – The governor of the northern Italian region of Lombardy wrote to local officials on Tuesday telling them not to accept irregular migrants sent from other parts of Italy as his right-wing party stepped up its campaign against immigration.

“It is unthinkable to send more immigrants to Lombardy before rebalancing the way they are distributed,” regional governor Roberto Maroni from the anti-immigrant Northern League party wrote in a letter made public by his administration.

May 22, 2015

Accused arms smuggler left Tunisia for Italy before museum attack: official

TUNIS/MILAN (Reuters) – A Moroccan man supplied arms for a March attack on Tunisia’s Bardo Museum and then boarded a migrant boat for Italy, where he is now held, a Tunisian government official said on Friday.

Tunisian authorities have not yet formally notified Italian prosecutors, who arrested 22-year-old Abdelmajid Touil on an international warrant earlier this week, what he was suspected of doing or when. Touil denies any involvement in the attack by Islamist militants.

May 21, 2015

Tunisia says Moroccan held in Italy supplied weapons for museum attackers

TUNIS/MILAN (Reuters) – The Moroccan arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the Islamist militant attack on Tunisia’s Bardo Museum┬áprovided the weapons, a Tunisian official told Reuters on Thursday.

Italian police said on Wednesday they had arrested Abdelmajid Touil, aged 22, in connection with the March 18 attack in Tunis in which 21 tourists were shot dead.

Feb 11, 2015

Italy police search UBI Banca offices as probe widens-document

MILAN, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Italian tax police carried out a
fresh round of searches in the offices of Italy’s fifth-largest
bank UBI Banca on Wednesday as part of a probe into
alleged obstruction of regulators, two sources and a judicial
document said.

Tax police searched the offices of several managers at UBI’s
headquarters last May in the northern city of Bergamo as
magistrates investigated three top executives at the bank and
two other people believed to be connected to the case.

Oct 9, 2014

Finmeccanica looks to rebuild India ties after former head convicted

BUSTO ARSIZIO Italy (Reuters) – An Italian court sentenced former Finmeccanica Chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi to two years in jail for falsifying invoices in a corruption case linked to an Indian deal, but cleared him of more serious corruption charges.

The trial revolved around a 560 million euro ($715 million) contract awarded to Finmeccanica’s AgustaWestland business in 2010 to supply 12 helicopters to the Indian government.

Oct 1, 2014

Large part of Eni’s Nigerian oil deal cash went on bribes -Italian prosecutors

MILAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors investigating
state-backed firm Eni SpA over the purchase of a
Nigerian oil field three years ago allege that at least half of
the $1.1 billion paid was used to bribe local politicians,
intermediaries and others, according to official documents and a
person close to the investigation.

The Milan prosecutors have placed the Italian oil company,
its former chief executive Paolo Scaroni and current CEO Claudio
Descalzi under investigation for alleged international
corruption surrounding the deal for the OPL 245 offshore oil
field concession.

May 23, 2014

Italy struggles to turn page on corruption

MILAN, Italy, May 23 (Reuters) – They usually met in Milan
although on Wednesdays they lunched in Rome. But for the seven
men arrested on suspicion of corruption, the menu was always the
same, prosecutors said: alleged bribes to obtain building
contracts for Italy’s Expo 2015 world fair.

Milan prosecutors are investigating whether the group of
former politicians and entrepreneurs rigged contracts for Expo
and other public tenders, including a 67 million euro contract
to build facilities for next year’s Universal Exhibition,
according to a copy of the arrest warrant seen by Reuters.