Italian political scandals

Italian political scandals

This is a list of major political scandals in Italy:

* Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's corruption charges
** Tax evasion
** bribing members of the judicary
** "Immunity legislation"
** Media manipulation for political propaganda
* P2 scandal, 1980s
* Tangentopoli (diffuse corruption cases in national politics), early 1990s
* revelation of Gladio, a NATO anti-communist stay-behind network
* Department of Anti-terrorism Strategic Studies (DSSA), discovery of a secret structure organized by far-right leader Gaetano Saya
* Yellowcake forgery used by George W. Bush as pretext for the 2003 invasion of Iraq
* SISMI-Telecom affair, domestic surveillance program
* Bancopoli (Bank takeover-merger scandal of 2005, involving insider trading, audiotapes and political influences)

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