Spokesman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena deadFrom Re

Spokesman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena dead

From Reuters: The spokesman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, an Italian bank at the center of an inquiry into suspected corruption and fraud, was found dead at the bank’s Siena headquarters, a judicial source told Reuters on Wednesday.

The body of the spokesman, David Rossi, was found covered with a sheet, beneath an open window overlooking a courtyard outside the building, a restored 14th century fortress.

Mr. Rossi, the head of the bank’s communications unit, was not under investigation. But he was among several people whose homes and offices were searched last month as part of an investigation into the lender’s purchase of Antonveneta in 2007 and subsequent losses linked to complex derivatives deals.