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Vatican official arrested in alleged $26M corruption plot

Pope Francis better get crackin' on cleaning out the Vatican Bank. How many more Monsignor Nunzio Scaranos are there?

So not helping.

VATICAN CITY A Vatican official already under investigation in a purported money-laundering plot involving the Vatican bank was arrested Friday in a separate operation: Prosecutors allege he tried to bring 20 million euros ($26 million) in cash into Italy from Switzerland aboard an Italian government plane, his lawyer said.

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, a recently suspended accountant in one of the Vatican's main financial departments, is accused of fraud, corruption and slander stemming from the plot, which never got off the ground, attorney Silverio Sica told The Associated Press.

He said Scarano was a middleman in the operation: Friends had asked him to intervene with a broker, Giovanni Carenzio, to return 20 million euros they had given him to invest. Sica said Scarano persuaded Carenzio to return the money, and an Italian secret service agent, Giovanni Maria Zito, went to Switzerland to bring the cash back aboard an Italian government aircraft. Such a move would presumably prevent any reporting of the money coming into Italy.
In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

*subhead*Not helping.*subhead*

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5 comments:

Steve Dalton said...

Revitalize the Inquisition to clean up this mess!

Katalina said...

The Vatican Bank is the least of the worries of the Holy See right now. Just yesterday a "whistleblower" exposed a high level Homosexual Prostitution ring in the VATICAN itself and it involves not only priests but a few high ranking prelates in the Curia. This may be what the Vatileaks think was about. And the result the Priest who exposed this was arrested and charged with LIBEL. Try to hide and cover up up the scandal. Like here in 2002 and Europe in 2010. Its the so called "Lavender Mafia" exposed

Mack Hall, HSG said...

That's it; I'm homebanking my money from now own.

Mack Hall, HSG said...

Or, rather, from now on.

"My blushes, Watson!"

William Meyer said...

What's not helping is the corruption in some quarters in Rome. These messes should have been cleaned up before the press ever learned of them.

Nice timing.

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