(ANSA) – ANCONA, 14 JUN – An official of the Marche Region ended up in prison and 7 entrepreneurs, residing in the provinces of Ancona, Ascoli Piceno and Arezzo, under house arrest in execution of precautionary measures ordered by the investigating judge of the Court of Ancona, in as part of an investigation started in 2021, conducted by the forest police and coordinated by the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation concerns an alleged round of bribes to pilot the tenders and assignments of works of the Region (former Civil Engineering), for interventions along the rivers relating to hydraulic maintenance with cuts of vegetation to obtain biomass fuels. In total there are 24 people under investigation for various reasons for corruption, auction disruption, aggravated fraud against the Marche Region, false documents and disclosure of office secrets by a public official. Searched 26 sites, including company headquarters, an office of the Region in Pesaro, and 15 homes. (HANDLE).