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Venice mayor resigns over corruption charges

16.06.14 @ 09:02

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The mayor of Venice, Giorgio Orsoni, resigned Friday amid allegations he helped embezzle around €20 million, reports the BBC. The money was intended to help erect flood barriers. Orsoni says he is innocent. "I made a lot of enemies ... and this is the price I am paying," he said.

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