A Monsignor, who is the Bishop of Salerno, and who is a senior financial official in the Vatican, has reportedly been arrested by Italian Authorities, in a plot to smuggle in €20m from Switzerland. Also in custody are an agent of the Italian Secret Service, and a financial adviser.
The details of the case are extremely troubling; The priest arrested is reportedly the senior accountant, in charge of real estate holdings. How widespread is the involvement of other Vatican officials in money laundering ? The individual was apparently already under investigation in another money laundering case.