The former mayor of Riace Mimmo Lucano has no desire to speak, for whom the public prosecutor of Locri, Michele Permunian, has asked for 7 years and 11 months of imprisonment. Lucano is a defendant in the ‘Xenia’ trial as part of the management of hospitality projects. The former mayor (who was not present in the courtroom) is under trial on charges, among other things, of conspiracy, fraud, bribery, ideological falsehood and aiding and abetting illegal immigration. The prosecutor also asked for a sentence of 4 years and 4 months for the former mayor’s partner, Lemlem Tesfahun. Overall, the prosecution requested 70 years in prison for all 27 defendants (3 acquittals were also requested). The Ministry of the Interior has asked the defendants for damages of 10 million. “Lucano was in charge of Riace. He was the absolute dominus”, said the prosecutor during his indictment, “the real purpose of the reception projects in Riace was to create certain clientelist systems. Lucano did all this for a political-electoral advantage. and it is clear from several interceptions. He counted votes and people. And those who did not guarantee support were turned away “.