Ex-minister denies Venice flood barrier bribery charges

(AGI) Rome, June 23 - Respect for the law was the reasonItaly's former heritage minister Giancarlo Galan gave for notanswering charges of bribery, extortion and money launderingrelated to the Venice flood barrier project. He denied thecharges and would have preferred to speak to the magistratesbefore anyone else. Dreadful things had been written about himand he had been overcome by an unimaginable judicial, human andmedia cyclone, he said. . .

(AGI) Rome, June 23 - Respect for the law was the reasonItaly's former heritage minister Giancarlo Galan gave for notanswering charges of bribery, extortion and money launderingrelated to the Venice flood barrier project. He denied thecharges and would have preferred to speak to the magistratesbefore anyone else. Dreadful things had been written about himand he had been overcome by an unimaginable judicial, human andmedia cyclone, he said. . .