Former Rome mayor Marino acquitted in expenses case

Court rejects prosecution's claims of embezzlement, fraud and forgery.

Former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino has been acquitted of embezzlement, fraud and forgery in a court case relating to his municipal expenses while mayor of Rome.

The prosecution had requested a sentence of three years and four months.

The alleged inconsistencies in Marino’s use of a city credit card triggered his resignation one year ago.