Six arrested for Agrigento 'benefits fraud'

Ex-provincial councillor detained, 87 people probed

Six arrested for Agrigento 'benefits fraud'

(updates previous). Agrigento, June 28 - Italian police on Friday arrested six people in this Sicilian city on suspicion of falsely claiming millions of euros in benefits. Police said the alleged "gang" fraudulently obtained compensation from Italy's work accident insurance agency INAIL and bogus jobless allowances from pension agency INPS. Among those arrested was a former provincial councillor, Giuseppe Vincenzo Terrazzino. Terrazzino, 49, was said to be the head of the "criminal organisation". Prosecutors placed 87 people under investigation.

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