Trials and Arbitration

Court convicts more than 40 in Rome corruption trial

A Rome court on Thursday convicted dozens of defendants in a wide-ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts, but acquitted all of the defendants on key charges of mafia-style association.

The trial was the first in Italy to unite allegations of corruption with the trappings of organized crime, and the court's across-the-board rejection of the mafia-style allegations was a blow to prosecutors' case, touted by Italian media as "Mafia Capital."

The court gave the highest sentence to the alleged ringleader, Massimo Carminati, who was handed 20 years in jail — shy of the 28 sought by prosecutors. Just...