The charges dropped
The charges of forgery and money laundering (disputes that had led to their detention in prison) were dropped against them on Thursday 23 June and the two were then released on bail. The prosecutor has made it known that he will appeal against this decision of the court: the magistrate, of his own, had urged that the couple remain in prison until the sentence but the judge denied the request given that there is no danger of escape for the two, who have lived and worked on the island for some time and have always remained at the disposal of the mosquito authorities.
Path of legality
“We have always believed in justice and in the path of legality” the first words of Scalfari, who came out of prison with her husband: both appeared tried but with a smile, veterans of “a horrible experience that we never wish anyone alive would experienceAs they said. However, the criminal proceedings against them are not closed. Three out of thirteen counts have fallen and the spouses-entrepreneurs will still have to face a trial to defend themselves from the remaining charges.
A proceeding, this, triggered following the complaint presented in 2019 by the former shareholders, a couple from Vicenza, actually officially restored as (majority) shareholders in the last few days. Who complain of having invested about one million euros in that resort without ever having been paid, including the money loaned to the Italian-English couple.
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June 23, 2022 (change June 23, 2022 | 16:32)
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