Rome's Mayor Offered Police Protection After Mafia Bust

Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images(ROME) — Rome’s mayor may soon get armed guards after wiretaps reveal the local mob wants him out.

Rome’s mayor Ignazio Marino, famed for cycling to work, has been urged by police to accept an armed limo escort after a mafia bust revealed local mobsters planned to push him out of office.

This week, police arrested 37 suspected members of the Rome underworld and politicians. Police say they were all part of a system to corrupt public bids for refugee centers, Roma camps, and construction projects.

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