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Negotiation process, Pg memory: “Manifest illogicality in Mannino’s acquittal”

Byeditorial

May 31, 2021

The acquittal sentence of the former minister Calogero Mannino, in the excerpt process for the negotiation between the state and the mafia, with the abbreviated rite, enters the appeal process for the negotiation, underway before the Court of Assizes of appeal of Palermo . The Attorney General filed a statement in which he speaks of “manifest illogicality of the acquittal grounds” of the former minister Calogero Mannino “with reference to the facts previously ascertained in the proceedings against him for external competition in mafia association, indicative of many years of relations with important mafia exponents “, as we read in the memory held by Adnkronos. The Attorney General, represented in the courtroom by the deputy prosecutors Giuseppe Fici and Sergio Barbiera, immediately makes it clear that “the acquittal is not called into question” but that there is a “need to talk about it” to highlight some facts. There are 21 chapters of the statement filed by the General Prosecutor’s Office. In which the PCs speak of “illogical motivation with misrepresentation of the fact, with reference to the probable awareness and probable approval by Dr. Paolo Borsellino of the initiative of the Carabinieri Mori and De Donno to hook Vito Ciancimino”. The PCs also speak of “a misrepresentation of the evidence with reference to the statements made by Agnese Borsellino regarding what her husband reported to him a few days before being killed on the fact that General Subranni ‘was punciutu'”. Charged with threats to the State Political Body are the officers of the carabinieri Mario Mori and Giuseppe De Donno and the former head of the Ros Antonio Subranni, the former senator of Forza Italia Marcello Dell’Utri, the bosses Leoluca Bagarella and Antonino CinĂ  and the repented Giovanni Brusca. The defendants, except for Brusca, for whom the statute of limitations was declared, were sentenced to very heavy penalties. The Court of Assizes of Appeal, on the other hand, declared the crime of slander alleged to Massimo Ciancimino, son of the former mafia mayor of Palermo Vito, who was 8 years old in first instance, prescribed. According to the judges, the crime was prescribed on April 2, 2018, before the first instance sentence. And again, the “failure to take testimony of the collaborator of justice Francesco Onorato” and the “failure to take decisive evidence, with the assumption of the testimony of Giovanni Brusca to clarify the statements made by the same in the hearing of May 29, 2018 “. And then “the misrepresentation of the evidence with reference to the threats suffered and the terror manifested by Mannino already in the period prior to the Supreme Court sentence of the maxi trial”. In 78 pages, the Attorney General underlines “the need” for “a unitary assessment of the other evidence that confirms the basis of the facts ascertained in the different proceedings against Mannino”. “It is also necessary to represent in this judgment the complaints that remained unanswered in the parallel judgment defined with the abbreviated procedure”. For the Attorney General “the reasons of the first instance judge of the Mannino trial are approximate and confused even in the reconstruction of the argumentative path of ‘accusation, while those of the appeal seem more focused on emphasizing every possible criticality, at times with evident distortion of the facts, rather than evaluating the coherence of the reasoning of the prosecuting body “.” In this different procedure – explains the prosecution in memory – precisely because of the separation of the position of the politician who feared being killed by Cosa Nostra, what constitutes the background to the disputed negotiation and, that is, the activism of Mannino who, for the threats received, turns to Bruno Contrada and Antonio Subranni, has not always been fully explored “. The prosecutors then refer to an “omitted and contradictory motivation regarding the statements of Liliana Ferraro”, the former director of Criminal Affairs at the time of Giovanni Falcone. And then, again, they cite “the omitted motivation in this regard. to the interception of the telephone conversation of 25 November 2011 “between the former President of the Senate Nicola Mancino and the former legal adviser of the former Head of State Giorgio Napolitano” concern the appointment of Francesco Di Maggio as deputy director of the Dap “. They also point to the “illogicality of the motivation and misrepresentation of the facts with reference to the statements made by Fernanda Contri”. “If, in compliance with the 2017 law deemed compliant with constitutional principles, the curtain has fallen on the Mannino affair, the complaints raised by the prosecution that have remained unresolved can only weaken the weight of the acquittal in favor of Mannino in this different proceeding against of the accused “of this trial. And they underline that it is “only right to represent in this judgment the complaints that remained unanswered in the parallel judgment with an abbreviated procedure.” In the meantime, the indictment of the Attorney General, which will end next week. Today, however, unlike the last hearing, the former senator Marcello Dell’Utri is not present in the courtroom.

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