Rome’s mayor weeps as corruption trial ends
Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi burst into tears yesterday as she was cleared of corruption by a court in a trial that could have cost her her job.
Raggi, a member of the antiestablishment Five Star Movement who became the city’s first female mayor two years ago, was acquitted of corrupt practices over a senior appointment at city hall. She had been accused of making false statements over the hiring of Renato Marra as her tourism director.
Prosecutors claimed it was Marra’s brother Raffaele – Maggi’s former right-hand man – who got his sibling the job.