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Seven Professors Placed Under House Arrest

Seven professors at an Italian university professors have been placed under house arrest and 22 have been suspended from teaching following a nationwide corruption probe.

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The Guardia di Finanza police yesterday said that “the professors, all experts in tax law, are accused of rigging promotions within the university system via reciprocal back-scratching deals.”

A total of 59 professors have been placed under investigation, including Augusto Fantozzi, a former finance minister and bankruptcy administrator for the Alitalia airline.

Fantozzi professed his innocence through his lawyer, who spoke to ANSA news agency.

Report says cronyism and a lack of meritocracy have long plagued Italian universities, and are often blamed for encouraging young academics to continue their careers abroad.

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