Pirelli President Not a Spy, Concludes Probe
A probe into spying allegations in Italy, in which 20 were arrested on suspicion of revealing confidential phone records, has exonerated Pirelli’s president, Marco Tronchetti Provera, from any wrongdoing. Tronchetti Provera had been chairman at Telecom Italia, the organisation which held the records in question, when Pirelli had a controlling stake in the telecommunications operation.
Following the probe’s conclusions, Pirelli and Telecom Italia have stated separately that they are in fact the injured parties. Tronchetti Prevera himself has apologised for the actions of the company under his stewardship, say Italian news sources, calling the spying activities the work of a small minority of “bad eggs”. The probe is continuing to investigate, and will bring proceedings against any party conforming to this malodorous elliptical description.