ROME (Reuters) - Italy's financial police said on Thursday they had seized 15 million euros from Merrill Lynch <BAC.N> in Milan as part of a probe into alleged fraud against the city council of Verona.

The seizure was ordered by Verona prosecutors, a police spokesman said.

Merrill Lynch declined to comment.

(Reporting by Antonella Cinelli, editing by Silvia Aloisi)