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February 3, 2023

Italy’s Antonio Di Pietro to visit Bucharest

Antonio Di Petro, symbol of the anticorruption movement that marked Italian political life in the 1990s, will visit Bucharest on Friday, October 23, and will speak about the fight for justice. The speech will be given at the Bucharest University’s Law Faculty. The event, dedicated to professionals and those mulling careers in the judiciary, is part of the McCann/Thiess Conferences series. In the late 1980s, Antonio Di Pietro became famous because of his revolutionary investigative methods which entailed the use of a computer in order to compile and store information about persons involved in crimes. Thus, he discovered a systematic corruption scheme through which businessmen paid bribes in order to win government contracts. This discovery led to the arrest of one of the leaders of the Socialist Party and then to the involvement of an ever growing number of politicians and businessmen. The operation was later dubbed ‘Mani Pulite.’

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