18 Oct 2011

Parliament Rejects Request to Lift Mp Immunity

The Italian Parliament has denied a request by the state prosecution to arrest representative Marco Milanese (pictured here), accused of involvement in a corruption case while working as a political advisor for Finance Minister Guido Tremonti.

Milanese resigned from his position in the Ministry of Finance in June, after being accused of revealing confidential information in exchange for financial advantages. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Tremonti has been caught up in the scandal as it came to light the he had been paying Milanese informally to use his apartment in Rome.

For the full article by the Associated Press, please click here. The picture of Mr. Milanese is from lettera43.it.