Caritas caught up in scandal of millions of ‘diverted’ euros Premium28 May 2015 | by Hannah Roberts in Rome
A charity set up to help migrants seeking asylum in Italy is suspected of involvement in an embezzlement scandal in which €4 million in funds meant for migrants were allegedly misappropriated. Caritas Italiana operations are also being investigated. Police in Italy have placed eight people including a priest under formal investigation following the arrest of a couple who ran the charity that supported migrants at a centre north of Naples.Alfonso De Martino and his fiancée, Rosa Carnevale, founders of the charity A Spare Wing, were detained accused of “skimming” public money intended to assist migrants. The couple allegedly claimed money for non-existent refugees and failed to pass on €2.50 in daily “pocket money”. Prosecutors allege Mr De Mart
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