Leone, 46, whose father Giovanni Leone was Italian head of state from 1971 to 1978, was accused of forgery and criminal association. He had earlier been held in a Rome prison on charges related to the running of a subsidiary of a state company which went into liquidation with huge debts.
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Mauro Leone, the son of a former Italian president, has been placed under house arrest over charges connected with Italy's burgeoning corruption scandal, judicial sources said yesterday, AFP reports from Rome.