Italy Arrests 44 in Mafia Migrant Center Probe
(BBC) – Police in Italy have arrested 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centers.
Local politicians were among those detained after an investigation uncovered widespread corruption.
Anti-mafia police believe the network, based around Rome, is connected to alleged crime boss Massimo Carminati, who was arrested in December.
Italy is struggling with an influx of migrants making the perilous journey to Europe across the Mediterranean.