(Adnkronos) – (from the correspondent Elvira Terranova) – Renato Schifani just isn’t within the courtroom. He’s in Palermo ready for the outcomes of the regional elections. In line with the exit ballot, the candidate for the Presidency of the Sicilian Area for the center-right, would have a transparent benefit over Cateno De Luca, in a fork that offers him a winner between 37 and 41 p.c. And whereas the previous President of the Senate awaits the decision of the regional elections, about 130 km away is the brand new listening to of the trial that sees him accused within the debate on the so-called ‘Rising System’. A listening to lasted just below an hour, as a result of the witness scheduled for right now, an official of the Anti-Mafia Investigative Directorate, didn’t seem for “pressing commitments”. But it surely was a listening to wherein the prosecutor Maurizio Bonaccorso launched a really particular alarm: “There’s a actual threat of prescription on most crimes”. That is why the Prosecutor’s Workplace asks “to skinny out the record of witnesses” and “to program the texts to forestall justifications for subsequent hearings being offered”. “We have to know that are the debating statements that can be utilized,” explains the Justice of the Peace. Immediately, through the transient listening to, the exceptions have been formalized “on the unusability of the proof taken within the first part and on their repetition”. Maurizio Bonaccorso due to this fact requested the Courtroom to “modify the calendar already ready” and “we ask that two weekly hearings be scheduled for the trial to save lots of what could be saved”.
The President Francesco D’Arrigo replied instantly: “The courtroom is offered to set two hearings per week, however the judges are engaged in different hearings. Due to this fact, both the presidency of the Courtroom assigns a further decide to the part, made up of 5 magistrates, you aren’t, or will probably be tough ”.
Within the final listening to, the President of the Courtroom, Francesco D’Arrigo, determined to unify the 2 sections of the Montante trial. Which has turn out to be a form of ‘Maxiprocesso di Caltanissetta on the’ Montante System ‘which sees politicians, entrepreneurs, police forces, however above all him, Montante, nonetheless absent right now. A choice that of D’Arrigo, arrived regardless of the alternative opinion of accusation and protection of the 2 trials that concern an extension of the occasions for sentences. Within the ‘processone’ of Caltanissetta, which is well known within the bunker corridor of the Malaspina jail in Caltanissetta, along with the previous anti-mafia champion Antonello Montante, former president of Confindustria Sicilia, the previous president of the Area Rosario Crocetta, the previous councilors Linda Vancheri and Mariella Lo Bello, the previous commissioner Irsap Maria Grazia Brandara, the entrepreneurs Giuseppe Catanzaro, Rosario Amarù and Carmelo Turco, Vincenzo Savastano deputy superintendent on the time of the occasions of the Police on the border workplace of Fiumicino , Gaetano Scillia head of the Dia heart in Caltanissetta from 2010 to 2014, Arturo De Felice, director of Dia from 2012 to 2014, Giuseppe D’Agata, colonel of the carabinieri, and Diego Di Simone Perricone, former head of safety of Confindustria.
On the dock additionally the previous President of the Senate Renato Schifani, right now accused of exterior involvement in a easy legal affiliation and disclosure of confidential info. The previous director of Aisi Arturo Esposito, the foreman of Aisi Andrea Cavacece, the “king of supermarkets” Massimo Romano, the tax legal professional Massimo Cuva, the colonel of the carabinieri Giuseppe D’Agata, the commerce unionist Maurizio Bernava, are additionally on trial. entrepreneurs within the safety sector Andrea and Salvatore Calì, Rosetta Cangialosi, Carmela Giardina and Vincenzo Mistretta (three staff of Montante), the policeman Salvatore Graceffa; the supervisor of Confindustria Carlo La Rotonda; the key of the Guardia di Finanza Ettore Orfanello; the lieutenant Mario Sanfilippo and the colonel of the carabinieri Letterio Romeo.
The previous anti-mafia champion Antonello Montante, in response to the investigators, would have arrange an actual ‘system’ of energy, conceived and carried out “because of a branched community of relationships and complicity interwoven with varied characters included on the high of the varied sectors of the establishments “. Moreover, it could have been on the heart of a file exercise carried out, additionally because of wonderful complicity, by entry to the regulation enforcement database and geared toward blackmailing “enemies”, influencing political and administrative actions and buying info on investigations to his load.
Due to his contacts and the affect he exercised in some institutional environments, the entrepreneur would have created a form of spy community: in trade for favors, members of the police would have given him info on investigations in opposition to him, straight on ” enemies ”, allowed to have piles of dossiers on influential individuals. In line with investigators, Montante would have been the pinnacle of a form of “parallel authorities” in Sicily, and would have “directed” the political and administrative lifetime of the island, inserting his males in strategic positions.
Throughout right now’s listening to, President D’Arrigo defined: “this course of must proceed rapidly, so solely in instances of absolute impossibility can the witnesses be exempted from the listening to. The prosecutor should level out this circumstance, we now have skipped different processes to make this calendar. The commitments, nonetheless burdensome, could be averted. For this time, given the restricted time in comparison with the final listening to, we are able to keep away from making additional investigations. However from the subsequent listening to particular checks shall be made on the non-attendance and will probably be assessed whether or not the witness was legitimately prevented or not. And this can apply to all texts, together with verbalizers. That is the tax for the longer term ”. The listening to was due to this fact postponed to subsequent 24 October. The witness who was to be heard right now shall be heard.