[TI] "certificato di poverta"
bfusco at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 7 17:36:44 EET 2009
This is from a 2004
. I hope it helps--I cannot verify the info.
The certificato di povertÃ was used extesively to allow exemption from the
various charges the state put on the individual who was not in a financial
position to pay.
It was not a ticket to state handouts.
I think it does still exist, and is used if you need to defend yourself in
court and do not have the financial means to pay for a lawyer.
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