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Police arrest Sicilian politicians, check regional assembly

Probe into corruption, illegal party financing

Police arrest Sicilian politicians, check regional assembly

Palermo, June 19 - Police on Wednesday ran checks on documents at the Sicilian regional assembly after arresting 17 people earlier in the day, including two former executive councillors, as part of a corruption probe. The arrested people are suspected of corruption and illegal party funding in relation to public tenders that were allegedly rigged. Former Sicilian regional environment councillor Gianmaria Sparma and public works councillor Luigi Gentile were among those arrested.

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