Sunday 17 December 2017

Secretary signed deal to have sex with politician once a week

Lucia Zingariello, secretary of former regional councilor Luigi De Fanis
Lucia Zingariello, secretary of former regional councilor Luigi De Fanis

AN ITALIAN politician signed a contract with his secretary stipulating that she would have sex with him once a week.

In return, 53-year-old Luigi De Fanis, alderman for culture in the central region of Abruzzo, paid his 32-year-old aide Lucia Zingariello €3,000 a month, on top of her regular salary of €1,200, the 'La Repubblica' newspaper said.

"The alderman was obsessed with me, he forced me to sign it. I could not refuse. I was afraid," Ms Zigarello told prosecutors.

Investigators found out about the arrangement after placing the woman and her boss under house arrest last month.

They face corruption and embezzlement charges for taking bribes in return for regional grants and using an official car for private trips.

Mr De Fanis, who is a doctor, is a member of the conservative party of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, who earlier this year was famously convicted for soliciting sex from a minor.

Irish Independent

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