The Supreme Court confirms the life imprisonment sentences for the Palermo bosses Salvatore Madonia and Vittorio Tutino, convicted of false justice collaborators Calogero Pulci and Francesco Andriotta for slander. This is the decision of the judges of the Fifth Criminal Section at the ‘Borsellino quater’ trial who confirmed the sentence issued by the Caltanissetta Assize Court of Appeal in November 2019. For the two false repentants, sentenced in second instance to 10 years each, the Supreme Court has decided on a slight 4-month penalty discount for Andriotta in relation to an episode of slander against Vincenzo Scarantino, declaring other episodes still prescribed against Scarantino. With the decision of the Supreme Court, which arrived after more than 4 hours in the council chamber, the thesis of the judges who spoke of “one of the most serious misdirections in Italian judicial history” following the massacre of via D’Amelio, in the which, on 19 July 1992, judge Paolo Borsellino and the agents of his escort died. Thesis reiterated today in his indictment by the Deputy Attorney General Pietro Gaeta, according to which the declarations of the false repentants Pulci and Andriotta are “a monstrous slanderous construction” that “represents one of the most shameful and tragic pages”.
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