He died in Dubai Amedeo Matacena, the former parliamentarian of Forza Italia fugitive since about 10 years in the United Arab Emirates. She had 59 years old and, according to what is learned from his lawyers, the lawyers Enzo Caccavari, Marco Tullio Martino and Renato Vigna, the former deputy was struck down by a heart attack. The rescues were useless: Matacena died immediately after arriving at the hospital. He had been living in the United Arab Emirates for some time after he had been in 2012 condemned definitively for external competition with the ‘ndrangheta. Matacena, in fact, had been involved in the maxi-trial “Olympia”, Born from an investigation by the DDA of Reggio Calabria which had shed light on its relations with the mafia gangs Reggio.
Elected to Room in the 1994as a parliamentarian Matacena has attacked several times i magistrates investigating him. He was, in fact, one of the forerunners of the Berlusconi style, he saw judges as the enemies of politics. In this, Matacena enjoyed the support of the Board of the Chamber’s authorizations which he has always declared unquestionable of the views expressed by the deputy in some parliamentary questions and in some interviews for which he had had numerous complaints for defamation against the DNA magistrate Enzo Macrìone of the more experienced prosecutors than for over 30 years he was on the front line against the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta.
In particular, in August 2005 the periodical The independent he had published an article entitled “Matacena does not go to jail and shoots at zero on Judge Macrì”. The latter was indicated by the former parliamentarian under investigation as “the inspirer of a plot against Matacena itself “. In particular, the future fugitive in Dubai had stated that “Vincenzo Macrì is a subject neurolable and I asked the Keeper to be subjected to one medical examination collegial “. Needless to say, for the Board of Authorizations to the Chamber, “the sentences uttered by the Honorable Matacena clearly constitute a judgment and a criticism of a basically political on facts and circumstances that at the time were at the center of public opinion in Reggio as well as of the local and national political-parliamentary debate ”. In short, for the council it would only have been “opinions expressed by a member of Parliament in the exercise of his / her functions “.
Son of the namesake shipowner delle Caronti, who died in 2003, Amedeo Matacena was at the center of others inquiries judicial. In 2004 he was arrested by the Public Prosecutor of Catanzaro in the operation on the “Case Reggio”, But then he was acquitted. In 2014, the Dda of Reggio Calabria and the deputy prosecutor Giuseppe Lombardo had asked for his arrest as part of the investigation “BreakfastIn which he was accused of heading fictitious. It is the investigation that led to the arrest of his ex-wife, Clear Rizzoand the former Minister of the Interior Claudio Scajolaaccused of non-compliance with the sentence and sentenced in first instance respectively a 1 and 2 years of prison. Against Matacena, however, Dia was unable to carry out the arrest order because the former parliamentarian had already transferred to Dubai after a short stay at Seychelles..
Because of failure to extradite from the United Arab Emirates, therefore, that order remained so until a few weeks ago when the investigating judge revoked it due to the long time that has elapsed since the date of commission of the alleged crimes. Matacena, in the past, had been linked to the television announcer Alessandra Channel. After the divorce from his ex-wife, Chiara Rizzo, he had recently remarried with Maria Pia Tropepi, former model and doctor. Returning to his hiding, in 2023 the sentence to which he was sentenced would be extinct and Matacena could have re-enter in Italy.CopyAMP code