Alberto Rigotti, entrepreneur and former director of Banca Popolare E0truria and Lazio, was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment. The prosecution’s request was for a sentence of six years and six months. All acquitted, because the fact does not exist, the others 22 defendants, former directors and managers or former auditors of the bank, accused in various ways of fraudulent bankruptcy and simple bankruptcy. As part of the same investigation, the gup of the court of Arezzo, Giampiero Water Bottle, has already condemned, with shortened procedure, the former president to five years in prison for fraudulent bankruptcy Giuseppe Fornasari and the former general manager Luca Bronchi, at the age of two, the former vice president Alfredo Berni for fraudulent bankruptcy and one year the former board member, Rossano Soldini, for simple bankruptcy.
The Arezzo bank ended up in compulsory administrative liquidation on November 22, 2015 under the weight of accounting losses that are no longer sustainable. Insolvency was declared on 11 February 2016. About 200 million euros left the coffers of BPEL and never returned: an asset that would have been dissipated with a series of transactions without guarantees and in favor of friendly subjects, according to the reconstructions of the Court.
– “There are people who went on dialysis, who have had heart attacks and now they find themselves with this sentence. The state remains a fugitive and people continue to suffer. We will evaluate for the appeal “. So the lawyer Riziero Angeletti, civil lawyer for a committee of shareholders, comments on the sentence of the court of Arezzo. “The court dismantled the accusations against former directors and managers by demonstrating that the Banca Etruria crisis depended from other causes external to their role. The defenses are very satisfied, ”he says vice versa Antonino Giunta, defender of the former bank president Lorenzo Rosi, one of the acquitted. The lawyer Gian Franco Ricci Albergotti, lawyer of another former accused today acquitted, Piero Burzi, said: “This sentence shows that managers and directors they weren’t involved just as we wanted to make us think “.
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