rome - A mafia gang in Rome has probably millions gesnoept contracts that ended the municipality. The gang of 46 suspects state from Thursday into the Italian capital.
According to prosecutors, there was systematic corruption among politicians, civil servants and businessmen in the city, who conspired with mobsters to influence tenders. Those contracts could go over everything from the construction of refugee shelters to garbage collection, reports The Guardian.
The two main suspects do not appear for security in the courtroom but follow the sessions via video link from their maximum-security prisons. They have denied that there are links to the Mafia. Before that in Italy are given harsher sentences than if there was only talk of corruption.
Prosecutors can draw 36 000 hours of bugged conversations and recordings from which one can see how some of the suspects apparently take kickbacks.
Earlier this week, ending a related lawsuit in which four defendants were found guilty and were sentenced to four to five years imprisonment. The judge in that case was that in fact a mafia gang.