A court in Rome acquitted the mayor of Virginia Raja on charges of perjury. Prosecutors asked for the head of the city administration ten months in prison. According to investigators, the Raja sent false information about hiring one of the senior officials of the municipality. She denies the charges.
The case of the Rajah’s called dangerous for the ruling coalition scandal. The mayor put forward the “five star Movement” and the politician won the first for party a substantial victory under the banner of the fight against corruption.
If Raja was found guilty, in accordance with the ethical code of the “five star Movement”, she would have to resign.