Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Vatican Museums chief probed for abuse of office - update

(ANSA) - Florence, September 22 - Florence prosecutors are probing Vatican Museums director Antonio Paolucci on suspicion of abuse of office in his previous post as superintendent of Florence museums, sources said Monday.

Also under investigation are Cristina Acidini, who
resigned Monday from her post as the current head of Florence museums, and two other people.
Acidini said her decision to quit after a 38-year career as a culture official was due to planned reforms and had "nothing to do" with the probe.
She is suspected of abuse of office in choosing an insurance company for art works on loan.
Finance police last week reportedly searched Acidini's office over allegations she did not publish a tender request to select an insurance firm despite the fact that the value of the artwork travelling abroad exceeded a European threshold making it mandatory.



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