Venice mayor resigns amid corruption scandal

June 13, 2014 11:06 AM

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Venice mayor resigns amid corruption scandal

MILAN (AP) — Venice's mayor resigned Friday, just a day after being released from house arrest and resuming work under a plea deal over illegal political financing.

Mayor Giorgio Orsoni indicated a lack of support from the Democratic Party since his arrest last week in a wide-ranging corruption probe related to construction of underwater barriers to protect the lagoon city from flooding. Several city council members had called for his resignation overnight.

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