Umberto Bossi has stepped down as political leader of the former ruling party Lega Nord. The former coalition partner of Silvio Berlusconi is embroiled in a major corruption scandal. That Associated Press reports.
The Italian police earlier this week attacked the headquarters of the Lega in Milan. The prosecution suspects that the treasurer Francesco Belsito has taken money from the election fund for the family of party leader Bossi. The car of Bossi's son and the renovation of Bossi's house would include so paid. The party would have been a very shady accounting and entertained the public prosecutor suspects include forgery and money laundering.
'Huge blow for the Lega Nord'
The scandal is embarrassing for the Lega Nord, as the party in the nineties has grown with the fight against corruption in Italian politics.