Former Italian MP sentenced to 4 years for taking bribes from Azerbaijan
13 Jan 2021

A court in Milan sentenced Luca Giuseppe Volontè, former member of the UDC and member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, to four years in prison for corruption, Il Fatto Quotidiano reports.

He is accused of abusing his function, receiving half a million euros from two Azerbaijani politicians to guide the vote and obtain the rejection of a report on political prisoners in the Caucasian republic, for the benefit of the Azerbaijani government.

Luca Giuseppe Volontè did not plead guilty and is going to appeal the ruling.

By Siranush Ghazanchyan, Public Radio of Armenia, 12 January 2021

Read more at Public Radio of Armenia

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