Senior Vatican Cleric Arrested In Corruption Investigation…So it begins.
PHILIP PULLELLA, REUTERS
JUN. 28, 2013
ROME (Reuters) – A senior Vatican cleric suspected of trying to help rich friends bring millions of euros into Italy illegally was arrested on Friday as part of an investigation into the Vatican bank, police sources and his lawyer said.
Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, 61, worked as a senior accountant in the Vatican’s financial administration and is already involved in another investigation by magistrates in southern Italy.
He was arrested in a parish in the outskirts of Rome and taken to the city’s Queen of Heaven jail, his lawyer Silverio Sica told Reuters. Also arrested in the investigation were a member of Italy’s secret services and a financial broker.