Prosecutors allege Atlantia unit cut maintenance to boost dividends - document

FILE PHOTO: The logo of an infrastructure group Atlantia is seen outside their headquarters, in Rome, Italy October 5, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors investigating Atlantia’s motorway unit Autostrade per l’Italia after the collapse of a bridge in Genoa in 2018 allege the unit systematically cut maintenance spending to support dividends, a court document seen by Reuters shows.

The former head of Atlantia, Giovanni Castellucci has been put under house arrest by judges investigating the deadly 2018 collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa, people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Reporting by Domenico Lusi; writing by Francesca Landini; editing by James Mackenzie