Film commission, Lega accountants condemned. Penalties higher than the demands of the prosecutor

Five years to Alberto Di Rubba. Four years and four months to Andrea Manzoni. Harser punishment than requested by the prosecution for the former Lega auditors in Parliament, condemned by the Milan GUP Guido Salvini at the end of the trial with shortened procedure on the deal Lombardy film commission.

The accusatory system of the prosecutor’s office was accepted in its entirety, with the deputy prosecutor Eugenio Fusco and the prosecutor Stefano Civardi having asked for four years and eight months for Di Rubba and four years for Manzoni. The two professionals were accused of auction disturbance and embezzlement, accused of having piloted the sale on the property in Cormano, thanks to which they diverted 800 thousand euros of public funds allocated by the Lombardy Region.

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The judge also ordered an initial partial compensation of € 150,000 for the Lombardia Film Commission foundation and € 25,000 for the Municipality of Milan. For the two, the perpetual ban from public offices and from the profession of accountant for the next 4 years was also decided.

Former Lega Di Rubba and Manzoni accountants in court for the first time

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The confiscation of the two villas in Desenzano sul Garda, on Lake Garda, which had been purchased in 2017 with the money from the sale as reconstructed by the investigation of the military of the economic and financial police unit of the Guardia di Finanza of Milan, has also been ordered. “Maximum respect for the sentence, but also maximum dissent for the sentence” said the lawyer Piermaria Corso, defender of Di Rubba and Manzoni, who then announced an appeal after the reasons were filed (deadline in 90 days) .

Fondi Lega, the Lombardy Film Commission lawyer: “Unlawful conduct ascertained”

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Lombardia Film Commission, prosecutors: “Operation carried out by the rising power group in the League”

by Sandro De Riccardis, Luca De Vito

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Thus ends the first of the two strands of the investigation into the new headquarters of Lombardy film commission. On the other hand, with an ordinary rite, the Bergamo entrepreneur close to the Northern League professionals Francesco Barachetti is on trial, the recipient of significant sums of money collected by the League and then moved again in favor of entities and companies close to the party. The new hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. Other protagonists of the Cormano operation have already negotiated: the figureheads Fabio Barbarossa and Luca Sostegni and the accountant Michele Scillieri, in whose studio the “Per Salvini premier” list was registered in 2017.

Fondi Lega, the accountants Di Rubba and Manzoni for the first time in the courtroom at the trial on the shed of the Lombardia Film Commission

01 June 2021


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