Italian ex-mayor who welcomed migrants sentenced to 13 years

  • In this photo taken on Sept. 2019, the former mayor of Riace, in Southern Italy, Domenico "Mimmo" Lucano receives media attention.  A court in southern Italy on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, convicted Lucano, who was mayor of a tiny town dubbed 'the town of welcome' of aiding illegal immigration and sentenced him to 13 years and two months in prison. Prosecutors alleged that Lucano facilitated marriages of convenience between Italian men in the town of Riace and foreign women to get the women Italian residency permits. (Luigi Salsini/LaPresse via AP)

    In this photo taken on Sept. 2019, the former mayor of Riace, in Southern Italy, Domenico "Mimmo" Lucano receives media attention. A court in southern Italy on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, convicted Lucano, who was mayor of a tiny town dubbed 'the town of welcome' of aiding illegal immigration and sentenced him to 13 years and two months in prison. Prosecutors alleged that Lucano facilitated marriages of convenience between Italian men in the town of Riace and foreign women to get the women Italian residency permits. (Luigi Salsini/LaPresse via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/30/2021 8:20 AM

The former mayor of a tiny southern Italian town has been convicted of aiding illegal immigration, fraud and embezzlement and sentenced to more than 13 years in prison

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