Umberto Bossi

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Umberto Bossi
Federal Secretary of Northern League
In office
4 December 1989 – 5 April 2012
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byRoberto Maroni
Minister for Federal Reforms
In office
8 May 2008 – 16 November 2011
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byVannino Chiti
Minister for Institutional Reforms and Devolution
In office
11 June 2001 – 19 July 2004
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byAntonio Maccanico
Succeeded byRoberto Calderoli
Personal details
Born (1941-09-19) 19 September 1941 (age 82)
Cassano Magnago, Italy
Political partyNorthern League
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s)Manuela Marrone
ChildrenRiccardo, Renzo, Roberto Libertà, Eridano Sirio

Umberto Bossi (born 19 September 1941) is an Italian politician. He is the former leader of the Northern League.[1] He was a critic of the European Union.

Bossi was an unsuccessful candidate for president in 2006, loosing to Giorgio Napolitano.

He was found guilty of embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of euros in public funds. Bossi was sentenced to two years and six months' imprisonment in July 2017.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bossi Joins Craxi in Corruption Conviction". The Guardian. 1995-10-28. p. 10.
  2. "The founder of Italy's Northern League has been convicted of fraud". The Local Italy. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2022-05-14.