The former Forza Italia deputy Amedeo Matacena, 59 years old just yesterday, died in Dubai. The cause of his death would be attributed to a heart attack. The news was confirmed by the former parliamentarian’s lawyers, Marco Tullio Martino, Enzo Caccavari and Renato Vigna.
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Matacena, who died while being taken to the hospital, lived in the United Arab Emirates for about 10 years after being definitively convicted for external involvement in a mafia association. In the past he had been linked to the television announcer Alessandra Canale. After the divorce from his ex-wife, Chiara Rizzo, he had recently remarried with Maria Pia Tropepi, a former model and surgery doctor who was with him when he fell ill. And it was with him in the ambulance that he was to take him to the hospital and where the former parliamentarian died.
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In recent days he had already been hospitalized in recent days in a hospital because he accused gallbladder problems. He had been discharged and returned home to downtown Dubai..
Who was Matacena
Matacena’s father, Amedeo seniorwho died in 2003, had created the company “Caronte” for the management of ferry services in the Strait of Messina and had been president of the Reggina soccer. Amedeo, on the other hand, has been very active in politics since the foundation of Come on Italyalbeit with a past in Pliwas elected in 1994 in the uninominal college of Reggio Calabria-Villa San Giovanni in the ‘Polo del Buongoverno’, a seat which he regained in 1996, until 2001, when, unexpectedly, he was not re-nominated.CopyAMP code
The investigation and the condemnation
In the 90s the maxi investigation is involved “Olympia”an investigation by the district anti-mafia prosecutor of Reggio Calabria in which mafia-political relations in Reggio and Calabria had been reconstructed and many of the bloody events arising from the so-called second ndranghet wara ‘, which began with the murder of the boss Paolo De Stefanoon 10 October 1985, by some ‘secessionist’ groups, previously linked to him.
The judicial troubles begin for the former parliamentarian. Downloaded from Forza Italia and without parliamentary immunity, Amedeo Matacena he is accused of having entered into relations with the clan Rosmini, one of the most powerful of the Ndrangheta scene in the area, to obtain electoral support. The first sentence on appeal arrives and subsequently the final sentence of the Cassation to three years of imprisonment, in July 2014, after numerous appeals and counter-appeals.
Both the precautionary custody order and the seizure of assets had recently been revoked. This is why Matacena contemplated his return to Italy and his return to his Reggio Calabria.