In the 1990s Italy was home to a scandal that shook the very foundations of the country’s political and business worlds. An investigation, nicknamed Mani Pulite, or ‘Clean Hands’, uncovered a web of political bribery. In its wake, politicians, businessmen, and Vatican bank officials were arrested, resigned and even committed suicide. This massive campaign to uproot corruption forever changed the face of Italian politics. Political parties fell and new ones rose out of the resulting public outcry against the massive corruption termed Tangentopoli (‘Bribesville’).