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Govt replaces deputy police chief targeted by whistleblower

09/11/2012

Izzo stepped down after anonymous corruption allegations

Govt replaces deputy police chief targeted by whistleblower

Rome, November 9 - The Italian government on Friday appointed Alessandro Marangoni as replacement deputy chief of the police force. His appointment follows the resignation of Nicola Izzo, who is at the centre of allegations of corruption regarding interior ministry's contracts contained in a letter by an anonymous 'whistleblower'. Marangoni, 61, has served in the police force for 40 years, serving as police commissioner of his native Gorizia, as well as Padua, Palermo and Milan. In summer 2012 he moved to the interior ministry to head the human resources department after being made a general director. Meanwhile, Rome prosecutors have opened an investigation into who wrote the letter to Interior Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri containing the allegations. They have also established contact with their colleagues in Naples, who are investigating a case of alleged irregularities in a contract for the building of an electronic security system for the ministry. photo: Alessandro Marangoni.