No trial for the president of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana for the ‘smock case’. This was decided by the GUP of Milan Chiara Valori who established the non-place to proceed “because the fact does not exist” due to fraud in public supplies. No trial other than for the Lombard governor, also for his brother-in-law Andrea Dini, owner of the Dama company, Pier Attilio Superti deputy secretary general of the Region, Filippo Bongiovanni and Carmen Schweigl, respectively former CEO and manager of Aria, the regional purchasing center. of the investigation by prosecutors Paolo Filippini and Carlo Scalas, coordinated by the adjunct Maurizio Romanelli, the assignment by Aria spa, of a supply, later transformed into a donation, of about half a million euros of 75 thousand gowns and other dpi to Dama . Supply granted during the first period of the pandemic, when it was more difficult to find protective equipment. When the conflict of interest emerged, the order was transformed into a donation with the delivery of only 50 thousand pieces. For the power of attorney, the stop to the delivery of the gowns was decided not to further damage Dama, given that for a matter of image the company had been forced to give up the income. In support of this thesis, the fact that Fontana tried to compensate his brother-in-law’s pocket, with a bank transfer order from Swiss accounts (episode for which he was investigated for evasion and filed). The failure to deliver a third of the material leads the investigators to challenge the hypothesis of fraud in public supplies. If Dini, assisted by the lawyer Giuseppe Iannaccone, claims to have taken a step back to avoid embarrassment to his brother-in-law, the defense of Fontana , represented by the lawyers Jacopo Pensa and Federico Papa, has always underlined that “The question is much simpler than it may seem: there is a supply that at a certain point we decide to donate with a saving for the Lombardy Region of 513 thousand euro. There is no offense: there was no announcement or tender, but there was an offer that at that moment of urgency was accepted “. Today the GUP Valori has given the defendants right: no trial “because the fact does not exist”.
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