Italy Northern League leader resigns amid fraud scandal




 
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Italy Northern League leader resigns amid fraud scandal
 
April 5th, 2012  
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Italy Northern League leader resigns amid fraud scandal
MILAN (Reuters) - Umberto Bossi, the firebrand leader of Italy's opposition Northern League party, resigned on Thursday after allegations that taxpayers' money was used to pay for renovations at his villa and holidays for his children, the party said. The move, announced at a meeting of the League's federal council in Milan, is likely to destabilize the populist, anti-immigration party, weakening one of the main political forces opposing Prime Minister Mario Monti's austerity program in parliament. ...




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