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Fighting against the Sack of Rome

Judith Harrris (December 07, 2014)
Courageous police and magistrates are battling valiantly against a wave of high-level political corruption linked to organized crime in Rome that has just brought 37 indictments. The dozens more under formal investigation include a cabinet minister and a former mayor of Rome. The media have christened this latest Italian scandal “The Sack of Rome.” This month Transparency International ranked Italy 69th down its list of corrupt nations




ROME – Courageous police and magistrates are battling valiantly against a wave of high-level political corruption linked to organized crime in Rome that has just brought 37 indictments. The dozens more put under formal investigation in Rome include a cabinet minister and a former mayor. The media have christened this latest Italian scandal “The Sack of Rome” and “Mafia Capitale,” a play on the ubiquitous promotional slogan “Roma Capitale.”


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