For the Commission of Palazzo San Macuto, there are therefore 9 candidates to be indicated with a stop among those who aspire to the position of councilor for Palazzo Santa Lucia in Naples: five are lined up with the governor Pd Vincenzo De Luca flying towards the encore, and some are also charged with even very serious crimes such as mafia association or money laundering; four instead run for the deployment of Stefano Caldoro di Fi. Three other subjects in Puglia. While another candidate not in good standing is reported in Val d’Aosta for the self-regulation rules. “Our control function on the lists – explains Morra – concerns both the discipline contained in the legislative decree number 235 of 2012, or the Severino law, and the self-regulation code to which the same legislation must refer”.
For Campania, the president emphasizes that “at the outcome of the checks carried out on the fifteen candidates reported by the national anti-mafia and anti-terrorism anti-mafia directorate, pending charges or sentences for crimes other than those provided for by the self-regulation code or by law were not taken into consideration Severino “. Here are the nine cases: Carlo Iannace (“De Luca President”, for Vincenzo De Luca President), “who was declared suspended starting from March 31, 2016 from the office of regional councilor, by decree of the President of the Council of Ministers dated May 5, 2016. This was due to the sentence imposed on the aforementioned candidate to the penalty of six years of imprisonment and ‘disqualification from public office for a period of five years, as he was found guilty of “embezzlement”. But there are also 5 others for the Deluchian team: Sabino Basso (“Free Campania – De Luca President”, for Vincenzo De Luca President), accused of money laundering, trial in progress before the Court of Avellino; Aureliano Iovine (“Popular Campania Liberal Democrats moderated with De Luca”, for Vincenzo De Luca President), accused of various and serious crimes, including mafia-type criminal association, the fraudulent transfer of values aggravated by the purpose of facilitating the activities of mafia associations, and five more charges for aggravated fraud, from having caused financial damage of considerable gravity and from the facilitation of mafia associations, an attempted fraud aggravated by the facilitation of mafia activity. A person sent for trial, and whose trial is underway before the Court of Naples. A case, the latter, for which the lawyers however let it be known that the “situation would be remedied”. Then there is the case of Michele Langella (“Campania in Europe”, for Vincenzo De Luca President), accused of money laundering, trial pending at the Court of Torre Annunziata; is that of Francesco Plaitano (“Italian Republican Party”, for Vincenzo De Luca President), Already reported in 2015 by the Anti-Mafia Commission of the XVII Legislature for violation of the self-regulation code for the same sentence for extortion, still pending, the appeal was set for 22 September 2020.
In the opposing center-right side, however, here are the other four cases of unpresentable, 3 from Forza Italia and 1 from the Lega, which run in support of Stefano Caldoro. It is about Orsola De Stefano (“Lega SalviniCampania”, for Stefano Caldoro President), accused of extortion, with trial pending at the Court of Avellino; Maria Grazia Di Scala (“Forza Italia Berlusconi with Caldoro”, for Stefano Caldoro President), also accused of extortion, with trial before the courts of Naples; Monica Paolino (“Forza Italia Berlusconi with Caldoro”, for Stefano Caldoro President), accused of political-mafia electoral exchange, wife of the then mayor of Scafati Pasquale Aliberti, who is also being tried for similar crimes, and the trial is underway before the Court of Nocera Inferiore. Francesco Silvestro (“Forza Italia Berlusconi with Caldoro”, for Stefano Caldoro President), accused of extortion, process that goes on at the Court of Naples. Campania therefore holds the “peak” of cases to be rejected. It is inevitable not to remember the all-internal clash on the left five years ago, when De Luca addressed the then president of the anti-mafia Rosy Bindi with a harsh attack, who had defined him – rule in hand – “unpresentable”.
And today? “Today Vincenzo De Luca – replies Morra – considered unpresentable for the charges relating to articles 110, 81, 317 of the criminal code (the concussion), for that same charge he was acquitted after 18 years in 2016. Since there are no significant pending for both the Severino law and the self-regulation code, De Luca is presentable as a candidate for the presidency of the Campania regional council “. Then he adds: “If De Luca wants to make other videos to mock other people besides the former president of this commission, Bindi, he is free to do so. I have sympathy for his theatricality”, is the jab.
In Puglia, three unpresentables. It is about Silvana Albani (“Puglia Solidale Verde “for Michele Emiliano President), accused of crimes of false expert opinion, corruption for an act contrary to official duties, and corruption in judicial acts, aggravated by the aim of facilitating the activities of mafia associations, trial underway in Catanzaro; Vincenzo Gelardi (“Southern Southern Progressive Party” for Michele Emiliano President), accused of multiple crimes of fraudulent transfer of values aggravated by the purpose of facilitating the activity of mafia associations, a process that the judges of Naples deal with; is Raffaele Guido (“Fiamma Tricolore” for Franco Piero Antonio Bruni President), accused of attempted violence, injuries and threats, aggravated by the aim of facilitating the activities of mafia associations, trial underway in Lecce.
For the Aosta Valley, instead, a case concerning the Severino law is in focus: it is the former governor of the region, Augusto Rollandin, which today runs with an autonomist formation “Pour autonomiè”. The former president, Rollandin, six times at the helm of the Val d’Aosta, was sentenced in the first instance in March 2019 as part of the trial for a corruption ring, and was suspended from public office (he was regional councilor della dell’Union Valdotaine).