Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Corruption and Bribery Arrests Lead to Oversight Changes at Milan EXPO 2015

Lisa Jucca reports for Reuters from Milan, Italy:

“Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has enlisted the head of Italy’s new anti-bribery authority to help salvage preparations for next year’s world fair Expo 2015 in Milan after a high-profile corruption scandal that risks disrupting the lucrative event.

“Seven former lawmakers, managers and public officials were arrested last week over alleged attempts to influence public tenders for the fair, which Italy hopes will attract 20 million visitors and help bolster a still feeble economic recovery.

“The center-left leader, visiting the Expo 2015 site in a show of support after the arrests, said former anti-mafia magistrate Raffaele Cantone, at the helm of an anti-corruption authority set up in March, would be charged with ensuring the smooth running of the Expo’s works.”


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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