Onestly, bullshit. I'm in Italy and everything seems go right. If you brawl in a bar, no problem. If you're so stupid to call police, or not stop before... and lie to judges... that is what you get.
Oh, the son of the ex major is a donkey. It's quite famous because he has built a irregular underground floor (big shame for the mother) and the press called it 'the batcave'.