The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation upheld an earlier court verdict to seize 49 million euros (around $55 million) from the accounts of Italy’s Lega party, part of the ruling coalition, in party founder Umberto Bossi’s fraud case, local media reported.

The Supreme Court of Cassation also decided on Tuesday to release Bossi and Lega’s former Treasurer Francesco Belsito from criminal prosecution as part of the fraud case due to expiration of the limitation period, the ANSA news agency reported.

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