Carlo Fidanza, MEP of the Brothers of Italy, and Roberto Jonghi Lavarini, known as the ‘Black Baron’ are under investigation for the hypothesis of illicit financing and money laundering in the Milanese investigation born from the journalistic investigation carried out by Fanpage on alleged black funds to finance the electoral campaign of FdI in Milan. The economic-financial police unit of the GdF, delegated by the Milan prosecutor’s office, searched the house but also other places in the availability of Jonghi Lavarini, seizing IT material.
The black lobby that supports the FDI election campaign in Milan. Dureghello: “There is no room for those who praise Hitler”
01 October 2021
Not searched, given its institutional role, the home of Fidanza who suspended himself from his party after the airing of the first episode of the investigation, on the basis of which prosecutors Piero Basilone and Giovanni Polizzi, coordinated by the deputy prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli, have opened an investigation file with the hypothesis of illicit financing and money laundering offenses. At the moment there are no other suspects.
Chiara Valcepina, the lawyer of the investigation into the black lobby that supports FdI, enters the City Council in Milan
05 October 2021
Both are under investigation for the two crime hypotheses contested in the investigation on the basis of the sentences pronounced in the video recorded with a hidden camera by the Fanpage journalist. The prosecutors yesterday acquired the full video with the recordings (over 100 hours) of the dialogues between the reporter who pretended to be an entrepreneur interested in financing the election campaign of the candidates of Giorgia Meloni’s party, Jonghi Lavarini – from which many in FdI have distanced himself in the last few days -, the MEP and head of delegation of the Brothers of Italy Fidanza and the new councilor of the Municipality of Milan, and at the time a candidate of Fdi, the lawyer Chiara Valcepina (who is not under investigation at the moment). In these dialogues Jonghi and Fidanza explain an alleged “laundry” system to clean up money paid in black – the “black”, as the possible illegal funding in the recordings are defined – destined for the electoral campaign and also used for other elections. And then also encounters with explicit racist, fascist and sexist jokes and also references to Hitler’s speech at the Munich brewery and Roman greetings.