Psychiatrist arrested for graft commits suicide in jail

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(ANSA) – PESCARA, APR 8 – An Italian psychiatrist arrested
for suspected corruption in health contracts in Pescara on
Wednesday night committed suicide in jail, local media said
Thursday.
    Sabatino Trotta, head of the mental health department in the
local health agency, hanged himself in his cell, according to
the Il Centro and Messaggero dailies.
    Trotta was arrested along with two managers of a cooperative on
Wednesday morning.
    They were accused of rigging a tender for the management of
outpatient psychiatric residences, worth some 11 million euros.
    Trotta used the laces of his tracksuit to hang himself from his
cell window frame, sources said.
    He was not under suicide watch. (ANSA).
   

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