The Direzione Investigativa Antimafia, a directorate within the Department of Public Security, carried out a 1st degree confiscation order, issued by the Section Preventive Measures of the Court in Caltanissetta, upon proposal of the DIA Director, against an entrepreneur from Polizzi Generosa (PA), but living for many years in Caltanissetta.
The Court, following a request by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Caltanissetta, with the same order recognized the social dangerousness of the affected person, and issued a preventive measure.
Today’s confiscation order follows a seizure order issued in 2020, based on a detailed and complex investigation conducted by the Field Office in Caltanissetta. The investigation, going through the career of the entrepreneur from mid 1980s to our days, established his social dangerousness as well as his economic-entrepreneurial rise, full of constant and regular relationships with the upper echelons of mafia-type entrepreneurship.
Preventive investigations revealed a complicated overall picture, characterized by a complex network of companies, only formally linked to a number of subjects (individuals and legal entities directly or indirectly linked to the above-mentioned person) and only apparently these had no connection to organised crime. Since 2007, the affected subject had already been sentenced for the offence as per art. 416 bis c.p., at the end of a complex judicial procedure, dating back to 1991, in the framework of an investigation of the R.O.S., dubbed “mafia and tenders”.
In this context, also this person was tracked down who, since the end of the 80s, being an employee of a big firm in northern Italy operating in the sector of public tenders, did all he could for that company in order to achieve illegal profits in terms of procurement and management procedures of tenders in Sicily. Thanks to his closeness to the mafia-type environment of that time, he achieved personal illegal benefits through a firm directly linked to himself.
This complex and well-structured event initiated when the affected person started to cooperate with the Judicial Authority in June 1992. Subsequently he expressly renounced his benefits of a special protection programme, and in 2001 strategically started, through frontmen, to directly manage a number of companies operating in the province of Catania, Messina and Trapani.
This way, he constructed a multi-million business in over thirty years of entrepreneurship and business relations with a number of leading Sicilian mafia bosses.
The 1st degree confiscation order affected the whole share capital and capital goods of no. 3 companies, shares of no. 5 LLC, 7 immovable assets, no. 4 vehicles and 22 bank accounts for an estimated value of 9,500,000 euros.
Caltanissetta, 17 March 2023
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