Rome mayor orders review of contracts amid graft scandal

December 4, 2014 3:44 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - The mayor of Rome ordered a review of city contracts on Thursday after a police investigation revealed a web of corrupt relationships between politicians and criminals in the Italian capital.

Police arrested 37 people and placed dozens more under investigation on Tuesday in the latest scandal to hit Italy, ranked one of the most corrupt countries in Europe in Transparency International's latest global corruption index.

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