Italian prosecutors seek 4.5-year prison term for Vatican monsignor charged in illegal transfer of €20 million
December 22, 2015
Italian prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of 54 months for Msgr. Nunzio Scarano, the former Vatican official who is charged with attempting to bring €20 million into the country illegally.
Msgr. Scarano, the former chief of accounting for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA), was arrested in June 2013 along with two others charged with involvement in the same scheme. He had earlier been removed from his post at APSA because he was the focus of a separate money-laundering investigation.
Msgr. Scarano, who has been living under house arrest since he was charged, has protested that he is innocent. He claims that his superiors authorized his activities.
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