The two auditors of the Lega in Parliament Alberto Di Rubba to 5 years and Andrea Manzoni to four years and four messengers were sentenced, accused in Milan for the case of the sale of the Cormano warehouse, purchased by the Lombardia Film Commission (foundation participated by the Region and by the Municipality of Milan and the civil party in the process), with which 800 thousand euros of public funds would have been drained. The two will also have to pay compensation for damages of 150 thousand euros to the Lombardia Film Commission. This was decided by the gup Guido Salvini, who ordered a compensation of 25 thousand euros for the Municipality. Both compensations were ordered as “provisionally enforceable” provisions. The judge also ordered the perpetual ban from public office and the legal ban during the execution of the sentence for the two accused. The reasons will be filed in 90 days.
The defense: “Maximum dissent from the sentence”
“Maximum respect for the sentence and maximum dissent from the sentence”. So the lawyer Piermaria Corso, defender of Alberto di Rubba and Andrea Manzoni, limited himself to saying about the verdict, already expected in the hearing on Tuesday 1st June and subsequently postponed to today.
The request for sentencing
For the two accountants – accused of disturbance, embezzlement and tax crimes – the deputy prosecutor Eugenio Fusco and the prosecutor Stefano Civardi had asked for 4 years and 8 months and 4 years respectively. The higher sentence proposed for Di Rubba depended on the fact that he was “a public service officer” since at that time he held the role of president of the Lombardia Film Commission, a foundation owned by the Region and the Municipality of Milan.