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4 INDICTED IN '82 SLAYING OF FINANCIER IN LONDON

Four people were indicted Monday on murder charges in the death of Italian financier Roberto Calvi, a banker with close ties to the Vatican who was found hanging under a bridge in London in 1982, a defense attorney said.

Businessman Flavio Carboni; his ex-girlfriend Manuela Kleinszig; a man with alleged ties to the Mafia, Giuseppe "Pippo" Calo; and businessman Ernesto Diotallevi are to stand trial in October, according to Carboni's attorney, who rejected the allegations against his client.

Calvi had been the president of Banco Ambrosiano.

His body was found under London's Blackfriars Bridge on June 18, 1982, his suit pockets stuffed with rocks and bricks, along with a falsified passport and thousands of dollars worth of various currencies.

His death came amid the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano, in which the Vatican's bank held a significant stake. The collapse was Italy's biggest postwar banking scandal.

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