Italy: the Toll So Far

The breadth of the current Italian bribery and corruption scandal involving government and business leaders is no longer just impressive; it's staggering. Last Tuesday, Finance Minister Franco Reviglio became the latest prominent casualty, resigning after being targeted for investigation. Warned Prime Minister Giuiliano Amato: "The life cycle of the government is running out." The 14-month probe's awesome numbers:

Arrest Warrants: 1,356

Under Investigation: 236 members of Parliament

852 local officials

1,487 business people

Resignations: 6 Cabinet officers

3 party leaders

... and still counting

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