The two exes were sentenced auditors of the League in Parliament, ended up on trial for the deal of the warehouse sold at an inflated price to a public foundation. The gup Guido Salvini imposed a five-year sentence on Alberto Di Rubba while for Andrea Manzoni the sentence ends at four years and four months. The two are accused of embezzlement e disturbed freedom of choice of the contractor. The decision comes at the end of the process with an abbreviated procedure.
At the heart of the process is the case of buying and selling of the shed of Cormano, purchased from Lombardia Film Commission in December 2017 at the time when the president was Di Rubba: according to the prosecution, that property was sold at an inflated price. In this way with that deal, according to the reconstruction of the prosecutor, they would have been drained 800 thousand euros of public funds. The lawyer Piermaria Corso, who defends both Di Rubba and Manzoni, limited himself to saying: “Maximum respect for the sentence and maximum dissent from the sentence”. The judge, in fact, raised the sentence for both defendants by four months compared to the request from the power of attorney: granted the generic mitigating circumstances equivalent to aggravating circumstances. Not only that: the GUP “declares the two defendants banned in perpetuity by the public offices and in a state of legal interdiction during the execution of the sentence “and” banned for four years from exercising the profession of accountant “.
The magistrate also ordered the confiscation of portions of the two villas on the Lake Garda attributable to the defendants up to approximately 300 thousand euros, a figure equal to half of their purchase value. The two properties are located in Desenzano del Garda at Green Residence Sirmione and had already been seized by the Finance during the investigation. The judge then awarded compensation “from liquidate in separate judgment with the assignment of a provisionally executive provisional “of 150 thousand euros to the Lombardia Film Commission Foundation (the request was 1.7 million euros) and of 25 thousand to the Municipality of Milan (117 thousand the request), which have constituted civil parties . According to the accusatory system of the deputy prosecutor Eugenio Fusco and from Stefano Civardi, Di Rubba, who was president of the foundation, and his firm partner Manzoni, would have shared with another accountant, Michele Scillieri (which has already negotiated 3 years and 4 months), about half of the 800 thousand euros spent by the foundation for the headquarters in Cormano through a round of companies and nominees. Instead, he chose the ordinary rite Francesco Barachetti, the entrepreneur who according to the indictment is involved in stealing public money: the process is underway.
In the survey carried out by the financiers of Economic and financial police unit, as well as the accountant Scillieri, in whose office in the center of Milan the first address on the list was registered ‘League for Salvini premier‘, are also involved the two figureheads Luca Sostegni and Fabio Barbarossa (brother-in-law of Scillieri) who have negotiated: four years and ten months for Sostegni, two years and a month for Barbarossa. From the first line of investigations others were born, which are also linked to the investigation of the prosecutor of Genoa on the 49 million of the League.