The Direzione Investigativa Antimafia, a directorate of the Department of Public Security, carried out a final confiscation order issued by the Court in Caltanissetta – Section Preventive Measures – against an entrepreneur in Enna. The affected party had previous criminal records highlighting his social dangerousness.
Today’s confiscation order, which followed an order of seizure carried out in 2019 on the proposal of the DIA Director, is the result of an investigation opened by the DIA in 2010, which have highlighted a disproportion between the real estate owned by the entrepreneur and his low income tax return.
The evidence resulting from the investigation played a fundamental role, ascertaining that the affected party was guilty of conduct involving fraud and highlighting his closely-knit network of accomplices within the Enna-based organized crime groups. In 2017, based on these accusations, he was convicted at first instance. In 2022, the conviction became final following the decision of the Court of Cassation.
The confiscation order, worth about 4 million euros, affected the whole corporate assets and significant capital shares in several companies, including the well-known bar and restaurant located inside the “outlet” mall in Agira (EN), companies operating in the extraction of inert material, production of concrete, construction of residential buildings, sale of telephone sets, management of game rooms and catering. Moreover, 14 real estate assets were confiscate, including a luxury villa with swimming pool in Nissoria (EN) and several land plots of high economic value located in the commercial area of Catania as well bank accounts and insurance policies.
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