Palermo, Sicily – Prosecutors in Sicily requested Thursday that Italian Agriculture Minister Francesco Saverio Romano be put on trial on mafia-related charges
In more than a decade as a parliamentarian, Romano ‘put his position at the disposal of Cosa Nostra, contributing to the organization’s criminal plan aimed at gaining power and influence over political and administrative institutions,’ prosecutor Nino Di Matteo wrote in the request.
Members of the centre-left opposition immediately asked for Romano to resign from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s cabinet and to answer the charges against him in court.
But Romano, who denies any wrongdoing, described the prosecutors’ request as an ‘incomprehensible institutional short-circuit.’ He also indicated he has no intention of quitting the government. read more Click here: Italian prosecutors want trial against minister on mafia charges – Monsters and Critics