Former Rome mayor Marino acquitted in expenses case

Supreme court quashes two-year term for ex Rome mayor Marino.

Italy's supreme court has acquitted former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino of charges of alleged embezzlement and fraud, quashing a two-year term in relation to a municipal expenses case while Marino was mayor of the capital.

Questions over Marino's credit card expenses led to his resignation as mayor in October 2015, after less than two and a half years in office, following intense political pressure from the populist Movimento 5 Stelle as well as from within the mayor's centre-left Partito Democratico (PD) party.

The supreme court issued its verdict on 9 April because "no crime was committed", according to Italian news agency ANSA.

See Wanted in Rome's interviews with Marino in 2019 and 2017.

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