ROME | Rome mayor awaits verdict that could decide political fate

10Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



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.

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