Vatican Freezes Arrested Monsignor’s Assets, Warns Others May Be Investigated | Talking Points Memo

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has frozen the assets of a monsignor who was arrested in a 20 million euro ($26 million) money smuggling plot and warned that other people may be caught up in the investigation.The Vatican’s chief prosecutor froze the accounts at the Vatican bank of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who was arrested by Italian authorities June 28 on accusations of corruption and slander for allegedly plotting to bring 20 million euro into Italy aboard a private jet to avoid declaring it at customs.

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