Italian minister to quit over corruption scandal

March 19, 2015 7:40 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said he would step down on Friday after his ministry was embroiled in a corruption inquiry involving billions of euros in public works contracts.

Lupi has faced mounting pressure to resign since Monday, when police arrested four people in a sweeping investigation into the sort of graft that has long undermined Italy's chronically stagnant economy.

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