essere sotto accusa

This week’s theme is going to focus on corruption! You might think this is a strange theme, but I receive a lot of emails from users asking me how they can improve their vocabulary because they want to read Italian detective stories, the newspaper, and current events in Italy.

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression essere sotto accusa, which means to be under indictment.

See the expression used below:

Il politico è sotto accusa e rimane agli arresti domiciliari perché il procuratore crede che abbia accettato tangenti dai boss mafiosi.

The politician is under indictment and remains under house arrest because the prosecutor believes he accepted bribes from mafia bosses.

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