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Mayor arrested for 'rigging contracts' in central Italy

Deputy mayor, 10 others behind bars for 12-mln-euro operation

Mayor arrested for 'rigging contracts' in central Italy

Viterbo, October 23 - A mayor and deputy mayor of a central Italian town were among a dozen arrests Tuesday probed for fixing tenders worth approximately 12 million euros. The mayor of Graffignano, Adriano Santori and his environment councillor, Luciano Cardoni, are accused of rigging contracts for waste collection, road maintenance and public-building repair, along with 10 other suspects. Another 51 people were placed under investigation for corruption, bid rigging and dereliction of duty. Police were probing the offices of implicated companies in the regions of Umbria, Veneto and Liguria.

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