Mimmo Lucano, a Mayor who gained international fame for transforming the shrinking community by welcoming migrants, is to stand trial for breaching migration laws and other serious crimes in June.
Among other claims, he has been accused of organising fake marriages to help migrants win residency.
Lucano is the suspended mayor of a small town in southern Italy.
His trial is scheduled to start on June 11, in Locri, Calabria. Read more