Italy's Renzi vows crackdown on corruption after Rome scandals

December 9, 2014 7:07 PM

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Italy's Renzi vows crackdown on corruption after Rome scandals

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposed changes to the law to crack down on corruption on Tuesday, after dozens of arrests last week uncovered a "Mafia Capitale" criminal network in Rome.

Renzi said he wanted to raise the minimum jail time for corruption, make it easier to confiscate perpetrators' assets, ensure their spoils were returned, and extend the statute of limitations.

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