Former Bank of Italy chief to stand trial

Antonio Fazio, a former governor of the Bank of Italy, will go to court in October to answer questions over his alleged role in a takeover scandal.

Francesco Frasca, the former head of surveillance at the central bank, will appear alongside Fazio

"The defence for Fazio and Frasca expresses its disillusionment in the order to stand trial as it is convinced of their innocence," Franco Coppi, their lawyer, told reporters. "Fazio's and Frasca's innocence is confirmed by many decisive elements of e

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