An Italian judge on Friday acquitted former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino in a tax fraud case which could have seen him handed a three-year jail term. Marino risked jail on charges of false expense claims totalling 12,000 euros ($14,000) and 6,000 euros of tax fraud. Judge Pierluigi Balestrieri cited a "lack of proof" over the allegations as he acquitted Marino, a member of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre left Democratic Party.
ROME (Reuters) - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino, complaining that he had been stabbed in the back by Italy's prime minister, was ousted on Friday night after a weeks-long political drama that riveted the country.
Pope Francis raised eyebrows in Italy on Tuesday by slapping down the left-leaning mayor of Rome as someone who “pretends to be Catholic”. The unforgiving assessment of Ignazio Marino — a man the Italian media love to hate — further...
Ignazio Marino is in some pretty deep shit. The ever-embattled mayor was caught charging 20,000 euros on meals to the budget of the ancient capitol that is Rome.
ROME (Reuters) - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned on Thursday following a scandal over his credit card expenses that has dented the image of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD).