At the end of the process with an abbreviated procedure that saw the former Lega auditors accused Alberto Di Rubba e Andrea Manzoni, the gup Guido Salvini sentenced them to two sentences of five years and four years and four months respectively.
The judge then acknowledged the requests of the two holders of the investigation – the deputy prosecutor Eugenio Fusco and the pm Stefano Civardi – who had requested, during a hearing held in early May, shorter sentences of the order of four years, eight months and four years.
For both the charges were embezzlement and auction disruption in the context of the affair involving the Lombardia Film Commission and the sale of the Cormano warehouse, an operation created for the purpose of stealing € 800,000 of public funds to be used for personal.
Upon reading the sentence, the judge also ordered the ban from public offices for the next four years and an initial compensation of 150 thousand euros for the Lombardy Film Commission foundation and of 25 thousand euros for the Municipality of Milan who had filed a civil action in this process.
At the same time, the seizure of two villas in the name of the defendants in Desenzano del Garda was confirmed, purchased, as the Guardia di Finanza later ascertained, with the funds from the sale of Lombardia Film of which Di Rubba was president from 2014 to 2018.
The lawyer who defends the two defendants, Piermaria Corso, has already made it known that the filing of the reasons for the sentence which will take place in 90 days will present an appeal.