Fiat executive on bribery charge

Fiat, Italy's flagship company, was dragged deeper into the country's corruption inquiries yesterday with news that a fourth senior group executive faced arrest, Reuter reports from Milan. Milan magistrates ordered the arrest of Mauro Bertini, a senior manager at Fiat's aviation subsidiary, Fiat Avio. He is charged with paying a 400bn lire (pounds 167m) bribe to win a contract from a state firm.

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