Italy eyes new anti-corruption rules amid scandal

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Posted: Dec 11, 2014 11:59 AM

ROME (AP) — Police have arrested two more suspects in Rome's widening corruption and mafia scandal as the Italian government prepares to announce new measures to punish such crimes.

The two suspects are accused of helping bring members of the 'ndrangheta mob into what prosecutors have said was a well-oiled system in the Italian capital to win public contracts. The contracts involved servicing refugee centers, Roma camps and other operations. Nearly 40 people have been arrested and a former mayor is under investigation in the probe.

The latest arrests concerned a contract to clean a central Roman market.

Premier Matteo Renzi has called a Cabinet meeting Friday to approve new measures that reportedly include extending the statute of limitations and prison terms for corruption.