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Cassation, Alemanno acquitted of corruption charges. Encore appeal for influence trafficking

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Acquittal for the former mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno, accused in the excerpt proceeding on “Mafia capital.” This was decided by the judges of the Sixth Criminal Section of the Supreme Court, who canceled without postponement the accusations for corruption against Alemanno. The judges also decided to have a new appeal process carried out to redetermine the sentence, re-qualifying the crime in the traffic of influences, for the case of the unblocking of Eur Spa payments. The pg Perla Lori in the indictment had asked to confirm the sentence of 6 years against Alemanno soliciting a new appeal process limited to the accessory penalties of disqualification from public offices. The former mayor of Rome, present today at the hearing in Cassation, was sentenced in the first instance in February 2019 to six years, sentence confirmed on appeal last October 23. An almost double penalty compared to the request of the Deputy Attorney General Pietro Catalani who had solicited for the former mayor a sentence of 3 years and 6 months.

«The end of a nightmare that lasted seven years, and which objectively could have been avoided. I found myself first mafia and then corrupt, now there remains a small traffic of influences that will be judged by the Court of Appeal ». So the former mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, after the ruling of the Supreme Court. “This sentence – he added – resizes this story: there is no more corruption, there is no longer that mud that was thrown at me”.

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