Vatican Prosecutor Offers to Restart Fraud Investigation During Trial, Stunning Court

A Vatican prosecutor on Tuesday offered to restart the fraud and corruption probe into the Holy See’s $406 million investment in a London property, the Associated Press reported.

The offer, which stunned the court, came after the defense complained of serious procedural problems in the investigation that it said warranted the indictment being thrown out altogether.

The 10 defendants’ lawyers accused Prosecutor Alessandro Diddi’s office of withholding important evidence and not questioning suspects amid the investigation on the allegations detailed in the indictment, the AP reported. This accusation of failure and others related to the investigation’s procedures led the defense to request that the entire indictment be discarded.

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