ROME — Rome’s embattled mayor is in court for the last day of her trial for allegedly lying over a City Hall appointment that could decide her political fate.
Mayor Virginia Raggi has denied the charge. But if the court finds her guilty, with a verdict due later Saturday, she would be expected to step down under the rules of the 5-Star Movement that fielded her. Prosecutors have demanded a 10-month sentence.
Raggi is charged with lying to anti-corruption officials when she insisted that the choice of the city tourist office was hers alone.