The Flames Of Scandal Singe Berlusconi

A young officer, Pietro Di Giovanni, of Italy's paramilitary tax police was handed a bulging white envelope at his desk in Milan in April. It was a small start to what has become Italy's newest--and potentially biggest--scandal. Inside the envelope was almost $2,000 in 100,000-lira bills--part of a $60,000 payoff from a Milan real estate company to escape $4 million in taxes. But Di Giovanni's superiors, who had engineered the bribe, hadn't counted on the young man's honesty. He turned them in.

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