Former Forza Italia senator Enrico Piccinelli sentenced in first instance to five years for corruption

The former senator of Come on Italy and former city planning councilor of the Province of Bergamo Enrico Piccinelli was sentenced in court today to Bergamo in the first instance a five years in prison on corruption charges. The sentence came after six hours in a council chamber. I pm Carmen Santoro And Silvia Marchina in the previous hearing they had invoked a sentence of just five years. Defense lawyers Mauro Angarano and Gianluca Quadri had instead asked for acquittal, arguing that the accusers had spent the name of the then parliamentarian without his knowledge.

According to the indictment, Piccinelli received a bribe from 275 thousand euro in three parts – 25 thousand, 150 thousand and 100 thousand write the local media – 2013 and 2014: at the time he was provincial city planning councilor and, the prosecutors say, he had pocketed them to approve the Government Plan of the Territory of Foppolo. The alleged corrupters, a group of entrepreneurs from the upper Brembana Valley who allegedly collected the money from the provision, were acquitted by the judge of the preliminary hearing. The mediators of the bribe, on the other hand, negotiated for corruption: the former mayor of Foppolo Giuseppe Berera at 2 years and 4 months, the brothers Fulvio and Maria Cristina Boccolini, tax consultants at the age of 2.

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