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Vatican: Rome prosecutor’s investigation, Gianluigi Torzi arrested in London


May 11, 2021

According to Adnkronos, Gianluigi Torzi, the Molise banker investigated by the Vatican judiciary in the investigation into the Sloane Avenue building in London, untraceable since 12 April last, was arrested in London, when an order of precautionary custody issued by the public prosecutor of Rome for issuing and annotating invoices for non-existent operations and self-laundering. Based on the investigations of the Economic-Financial Police Unit taken after the request for judicial assistance from the Vatican Promoter of Justice, the Rome prosecutor’s office has reconstructed as part of the 15 million (which according to the Oltretevere magistrates would be the result of the extortion of Torzi to the Secretariat of State) was reclaimed to two English companies of the Molise entrepreneur and used for the purchase of shares in listed companies – for an amount of over 4.5 million euros, which allowed him, after a few months, to earn over € 750,000 – and to pay off the € 670,000 debt of two other referable companies. The investigations also revealed a round of false invoicing – unrelated to the London real estate operation – which was allegedly carried out by Torzi together with other suspects without any commercial justification and for the sole purpose of defrauding the taxman.