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Senator Lusi to stay in jail

Supreme court had ordered detention to be re-assessed

Senator Lusi to stay in jail

(ANSA) - Rome, August 3 - A Rome court on Friday rejected Senator Luigi Lusi's request to be released from a jail in the capital. Lusi's lawyers had petitioned for him to leave prison and be put under house arrest after Italy's supreme Court of Cassation said on Tuesday that a prelimiary hearings judge should reassess whether he should be detained. Lusi accused of embezzling millions of euros from the now-defunct centre-left Margherita party.

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