” Cosa nostra was not the only one. And also in examinations on bestial institutional restraint solutions “
by Aaron Pettinari
From Contrada to Scarantino, the magistrate informs of tests and also examinations
“ The carnage in using d ' Amelio? I wear ' t believe it ' s simply mafia. The burglary of the red schedule, what I think about to be the start of a feasible avert, happened currently on 19 July. And also it is clear that it was not by Biondino, Graviano or various other mobsters “. This is just how Nino Di Matteo, today the covered representative of the CSM and also in the previous magistrate, shared himself, both in Caltanissetta and also in Palermo, on realities and also transgressions that worried the years of the carnages, deposing at the test for the sidetracking of the examinations on the murder by Paolo Borsellino, underway in Caltanissetta. On the accuseds ' bench, on fees of intensified aspersion, there are police officers Fabrizio Mattei, Mario Bo and also Michele Ribaudo, that belonged to the Falcone and also Borsellino Team, that according to the allegation would certainly have contributed in the building of the incorrect repentant Vincenzo Scarantino.
Equally As he carried out in the deposition at the Borsellino quater test, however additionally prior to the anti-mafia legislative compensation and also the CSM.
Yet an additional payment to clarify what the Assize Court of Caltanissetta, in the premises of the Borsellino quater test, specified as the “ most severe avert in background ”. It remains in that sentence that it is licensed that Scarantino was caused to exist. However Di Matteo, responding to the concerns of Replacement District attorney Gabriele Paci and also Replacement Stefano Luciani, went even more: “Today we concentrate a whole lot on this little, albeit at first vital, sector of a tale that was currently a lot more comprehensive in those years. A concern that caused 26 various other last life sentences for carnages, never ever examined after Spatuzza ' s attrition, and also to examinations right into Contrada, Berlusconi and also Dell’ Utri. “
The initial dedication
The magistrate remembered that he got here in Caltanissetta in 1992 which he signed up with the DDA from December1993 It remained in November 1994, 2 years and also 4 months after the apprehension of Scarantino, that he signed up with the swimming pool which looked after the carnage. “Regardless of this – the just one in the carnage swimming pool – I additionally managed average examinations. After that the arranged criminal activity of Gelese, the test on the fatality of court Saetta or the one versus the district attorney Prinzivalli. I have actually never ever taken care of the supposed Borsellino uno neither with the repetition, which I just comply with in the test stage. I adhered to the entire procedure of the Borsellino-ter “.
The initial project was provided to him “ unofficially ” by the Principal District Attorney of Caltanissetta, Giovanni Tinebra: “ I flawlessly keep in mind the initial project, not just for specialist however additionally individual and also psychological participation – the Representative repeated – Tinebra involved me informing me: ' It would certainly be suitable, contrasted to the records currently made by Scarantino that existing bothersome elements (I discovered by reviewing the records: on the 4th or 5th examining he had actually included names of individuals existing at a conference at Vacation home Calascibetta, and also 3 were partners), that a magistrate that has actually never ever heard him question him from the start, as if it were the very first time that a magistrate of the Caltanissetta district attorney had actually accumulated his variation '. So I mosted likely to question Scarantino for concerning 3 to 4 successive days, at the station in Genoa, where every little thing is videotaped in the mins “. As he had actually currently done at the Borsellino quater, Di Matteo worried that throughout the examinations there were no breaks with the exception of consuming. “ I didn ' t also permit him to leave the space and also I had sandwiches brought there – he included -. They brought us sandwiches. He stood in one edge, I in an additional. I keep in mind that day well due to the fact that at the time I had one of the most undesirable sensation of consuming in the exact same space with an individual that asserted to have actually taken part, also if just partially, because carnage for which I had actually sobbed. “
When it comes to succeeding examinations, although it can not be eliminated that there were no suspensions, the ex-Palermo district attorney claimed he had actually never ever spoken with Scarantino each time of disruption neither that he had actually ever before seen coworkers or detectives do so.
An archive fired by Vincenzo Scarantino
Questions concerning Scarantino
Di Matteo after that entered into the values of the questions worrying the statements of the picciotto della Guadagna, remembering that the dependability was identified in restricted kind: “ We were encouraged that from a particular factor onwards Scarantino had actually started to contaminate the evidentiary structure. That is when he placed the 3 repentant Di Matteo, La Barbera and also Cancemi as existing because conference at Vacation home Calascibetta. In the bis test on the carnage, versus the accuseds raised by him alone, we requested absolution. Analysis which was shared by the initial circumstances courts. After that they were punished on charm however I wear ' t recognize what took place there. Also in the supposed Borsellino ter test, we did not also place it on the message checklist “.
Contrasted to the notes sent out by Ilda Boccassini to the District Attorney ' s workplace in which referral was made to the perplexities concerning Scarantino, he claimed he never ever familiarized concerning it: “I just became aware of Boccassini ' s letters later on, in between 2008 and also 2010, when I remained in Palermo by Gaspare Spatuzza. I review them later on. I can state that till November 1994 I was never ever notified of the examination right into the carnages and also did not participate in any kind of conference in the district attorney ' s workplace where Ilda Boccassini was additionally existing. With my associate Boccassini I have actually never ever had the possibility and also the good luck to talk not just of the carnages however of examinations generally. For me he was and also is a magistrate to be very respected, however with whom expertise was restricted to conferences at bench “.
In the partnership course, which later on ended up being incorrect, Scarantino ' s crucial day is that of September 6, 1994, or the day when, doubted by district attorneys Palma, Petralia and also Boccassini, he called the repentant Mario Santo Di right into the carnage Matteo, Salvatore Cancemi and also Gioacchino La Barbera placing them as individuals in the conference at Casa Calascibetta. “Then it was specific that vital aspects, at the time, additionally arised in the declaration of various other partners. There were questions concerning him, however there were additionally really solid questions concerning the credibility and also the statements made up to that minute by Mario Santo Di Matteo: on him there was an interception of the meeting with his better half Franca Castellese, it was the very first time both satisfied after the kidnapping of their kid, a remarkable minute. In which she is not welcoming her hubby to withdraw what she had actually currently claimed concerning her expertise of the Capaci carnage, however welcomes him not to discuss using d ' Amelio by describing exterior moles, consisting of the authorities. We did not incriminate her due to the fact that during that time we did not have the toughness to take place in a test … It is not that we have actually pitied due to the fact that it was a girl that had actually experienced the kidnapping and also fatality of a boy, however we evaluated that because presently we did not have sufficient aspects to sustain an allegation of judgment “. However the questions additionally connected to the previous employer of Porta Nuova, Totò Cancemi: “ Till '93 he claimed that the requireds entailed were those of Guadagna and also Brancaccio, however we understood that he didn ' t just recognize this, he was reserved. It referred reasoning. Logically it can not be approved that he recognized absolutely nothing as he belonged to the Payment “.
Caltanissetta, 3 February2020 A structure of the hearing “Siege via d'Amelio” © Skytg24
The repentant conflicts happened on 13 January1995 The document of that act, at the time, went to the facility of a solid debate arising from the demand by legal representatives Di Gregorio, Marasà and also Scozzola to be able to review them. As is understood, the held off declaring of those records for the “Borsellino bis” test had actually set you back an issue by the 3 legal representatives versus district attorneys Annamaria Palma, Carmelo Petralia and also Nino Di Matteo for “omissive behavior”. Consequently, the magistrates had actually taken legal action against the 3 legal representatives for aspersion. On February 25, 1998 the examining magistrate of Catania had actually definitively shut the examination right into the alternative district attorneys of Caltanissetta as it had no “omissive behavior”.
Today the CSM Representative went back to the factor: “Although I was the last to find there, I was the initial to require that contrasts were made, which we did not promptly down payment in Borsellino bis, however later on, accompanying the hearing of the repetition in which Cancemi is listened to and also the reference for ter. So anyhow prior to the test examination finished. We have actually been reported concerning this tale in Catania, there has actually been archiving, however the days are very important. Not transferring them promptly was a choice by the whole DDA developed at a conference. “
Throughout the assessment, for that reason, he remembered that in the charge of the repetition “ the district attorneys were provided an extremely, however really, restricted judgment of dependability while in the test ter we did not also include it in the checklist of witnesses. And also in the direction of those that were implicated solely by Scarantino, we requested the pardon of 3 of the upgraded. This is not claimed by any individual. “
Scarantino ' s call
Resolving the Court he included:“I want to say that I was the first to say that Vincenzo Scarantino had my cell phone number and called me. He was calling me because someone had given him my phone. I remember a particular episode, when he sent me a sequence of telephone messages in which he claimed that Dr. Arnaldo La Barbera and Gabrielli had betrayed him in expectations. And that he wanted to go back to prison, he said 'in Pianosa's hell'. I remember saying 'but who gave me my number?' And I knew that the prosecutor Giovanni Tinebra had given it to him. I don't give explanations but I want to say one thing: in that moment, we are in '93 -'94, it was a moment in which the collaborators of justice paid for problems and saw in the Prosecutor's office the hope of a resolution of those problems . It could happen, therefore, that they phoned in the office. It happened to me with Cancemi, Mutolo or Di Carlo, but certainly not to talk about investigations, but to say 'I am bursting here, give me a dignified solution for me and the family'. While for me it was an exceptional fact, and it pissed me off, that someone had given him my number ”
It goes to that factor that Di Matteo, additionally expecting the concerns on the wiretapping of Scarantino ' s phone when he remained in a shielded place, included: “After the October 1994 record we believed it had the objective of being refuted, it was a reluctance to check it. ” And afterwards once more: “Nobody ever before enabled me to state that they wished to deal with some declarations. When it pertains to preparing a repentant, it needs to be claimed that it is a typical task, adhered to by everybody. I prepared Cancemi, Ferrante, Onorato, all those that refuted Scarantino. Preparing merely suggested stating ' kid day will certainly show up prior to the Assize court, the debates will certainly be this, this and also this, level, neither even more point neither one much less, discuss the realities plainly '. The partner was asked to be clear, genuine, direct “.
The Falcone and also Borsellino Team and also the Scarantino administration
Contrasted to the 3 implicated police officers, he remembered that the one with whom he was most worried with the examination was Mario Bo, however that there was additionally a contrast with the examiners Manaldi and also Ricerca. He after that included: “Ribaudo and also Mattei had a limited function. The last I discovered him in Palermo in among the initial tests I managed versus a Solutions authorities that had actually made an occupation with Contrada, D ' Antone. I saw him once more due to the fact that he saw a scenario that taxed the last sentence for competitors in the mafia organization. Mattei ' s was among one of the most vital testaments. He informed 2 episodes: his visibility at the baptism of Pietro Vernengo ' s nephew at the church of the Magione, and also the missed out on strike at the Costa Verde resort in Cefalù. His testament evaluated greatly in regards to the allegation for the clear-cut stricture of D ' Antone. “
On the administration of Vincenzo Scarantino by the Falcone and also Borsellino team Di Matteo specified that according to what he bears in mind, he “ mosted likely to the area where Scarantino was with the household sometimes. I do not have a memory of them that throughout the partnership is developed where it is, 365 days a year, 24 hrs a day. There was regional security, there was no exclusivity for the Falcone-Borsellino team, they mosted likely to sustain, to take control of. ” That visibility, nevertheless, according to the records, was continual.
The reality that the security of the partner of justice was designated to the Falcone and also Borsellino Team was not unexpected, nevertheless. “ There were additionally various other repentants that, prior to being designated to the main security workplace, were handled by the exact same bodies that managed the examinations. I consider Dia with Mutolo or Cancemi with the Ros of the carabinieri. Directly, I keep in mind that the guys of the Falcone-Borsellino team did not experience the administration of Scarantino with fantastic excitement “.
The dual retraction
An additional subject dealt with throughout the assessment and also interrogation is that of both retractions of the picciotto della Guadagna. Contrasted to the initial, the tv among July 1995, Di Matteo described that he got on holiday which he recognized on his return that “the circumstance had actually returned. So my coworkers claimed. The examination right into Mediaset reporters and also the kidnapping? I didn ' t recognize anything. I keep in mind certain I check out the records of what broadcast however I wear ' t recognize if it represents what was gotten completely or otherwise. However I wear ' t keep in mind if I recognized this examination or otherwise. I often tend to state that I was not notified. “
Listed below he described what took place in 1998, in Como, when Scarantino implicated detectives and also magistrates in the court room. “ For me, Scarantino ' s retraction was an inevitable final thought, ” he remembered, “ it didn ' t shock me whatsoever when he did it for conversation. We did not explore his retraction, however a feasible induction to withdraw: due to the fact that there was a reality as huge as a home. Cosima D’Amore, better half of Gaetano Scotto after that fugitive, claimed that there were legal representatives that were gathering cash for Scarantino ' s retraction. So the issue was not real or false retraction, however spontaneous or helped by others. Nonetheless, when Scarantino implicated us, we can no more proceed and also asked not to take care of the examination. “
Oppose the Providers and also the Red Program
That there was a participation of the protection solutions in the examinations of the carnages is a reality currently discovered at the same time both from Contrada ' s programs and also in the searching for of some details in which there was broach Scarantino as a family member of mafia employers of the quality of the Madonia di Resuttana. “ I initially familiarized that details in 1995 when I managed the resuming of the examination for a bloodbath competition on Bruno Contrada. However I have actually never ever seen or identified, neither was I informed of the connections of SISDE guys with the judicial authorities, “ claimed Di Matteo. After that he included: “ Something that troubled me at the time was to commonly see a topic in the District attorney ' s Workplace, Rosario Piraino, that provided himself as Sisde ' s head of facility in Caltanissetta. He or she continuously participated in the general public district attorneys ' spaces, however additionally a fellow court, albeit as an alternative, of Borsellino Uno. From Contrada ' s journals I uncovered that 2 days after the carnage he had actually gone along with Contrada from Tinebra. “
Simply in the last hearings the district attorney Carmelo Petralia claimed he saw Contrada, in 1992, in the workplaces of the Principal District Attorney of Caltanissetta which he additionally participated in a lunch, which was participated in by 007 and also magistrates, at the Resort San Michele in Caltanissetta.
And Also it went to that minute that the supervisor reported on those open examinations versus the previous number 3 of the Sisde: “ A really complete examination right into the Key Solutions was opened up. I was the one that resumed the examination right into him on the basis of the statements of the repentant Elmo that had actually informed us he had actually seen him leave the scene of the assault with a bag, or records in his hand. Then I check out all the old data, I obtained his programs. ” “ Seeing those acts, I recognized that there had actually been a police officer of the Ros, Sinico, that had actually mosted likely to the district attorney ' s workplace in Palermo and also had actually reported to some magistrates that he had actually understood that the initial wheel that followed the surge had actually verified the visibility of Contrada. And also he additionally informed of a solution record that proved the visibility of Contrada in using d’Amelio and also which would certainly later on be torn at the station – he described -. What shocked me was that when he was listened to by his associate Boccassini in 1992, he placed that on the document stating that he had actually discovered it from a bosom friend of his, not a confidant, whose identification he wished to secure. I mosted likely to examine him and also repeated the exact same words. When I will request for the prosecution of the carabiniere, he involved the general public district attorney ' s workplace and also submitted a memorial which he would certainly have talked with Colonel Mori, providing the name of his resource: the policeman Roberto Di Legami. I additionally keep in mind the minute of conflicts which was remarkable. Di Legami refuted every little thing, he was additionally punished to test due to the fact that we had 2 soldiers versus one. I found out of the result of that test later on, when I was currently in Palermo and also found out that the authorities was acquitted. “
Those examinations, actually, opened up the examination on the red schedule also prior to the exploration of the picture of Captain Arcangioli: “ My dedication was targeted at understanding by the hand of that had actually gone away. We have actually done every little thing feasible to establish this, additionally encountering bestial restraint on the visibility of agents of the establishments in the area of the assault. From below I would certainly have suched as to begin once more for several various other points “. Going back to discuss Elmo ' s declarations, he remembered that he “ claimed he had actually additionally seen Narracci, the head of the Sisde facility in Palermo, in addition to Contrada, in using d ' Amelio. For us it was not simply any kind of name due to the fact that his individual phone number had actually additionally been discovered in a note discovered a couple of hundred meters from the website of the Capaci carnage. When we waged the private recognition, Elmo did not acknowledge him. When I mosted likely to Palermo I found out that Elmo had actually released an affirmation stating that he had in fact identified him however that he had actually not videotaped the acknowledgment due to the fact that it was caused by a judicial policeman that existed on that particular day “.
Silvio Berlusconi and also Marcello Dell’ Utri © Imagoeconomica
Alfa and also Beta (Berlusconi and also Dell’ Utri)
In the lengthy interrogation, the ex-prosecutor Di Matteo went back to the subject of enrollment in the register of suspects by Silvio Berlusconi and also Marcello Dell’ Utri, as principals exterior to the carnages. An examination that stemmed from Cancemi ' s declarations and also which consulted with resistance. “Resistances or otherwise, my coworkers and also I took place our method – Di Matteo claimed in the court room – Relating to the examinations right into Contrada and also the feasible visibility of individualities from the solutions, no one ever before informed me anything. We did the examinations and also no person ever before stopped me. When it comes to the principals exterior to the carnages and also the participation of Berlusconi and also Dell’ Utri was various: there was a conference of the DDA and also it was unpleasant. It was currently understood that the conference had actually been phoned call to assess the feasible addition of Berlusconi and also Dell’ Utri in the register of suspects. The after that district attorney Giovanni Tinebra after a lengthy and also computer animated conversation provided the ok also if he did not concur, however he additionally claimed that we needed to wage created names which he would certainly not have actually authorized any kind of act. Absolutely there was no next-door neighbor in the examination of the exterior principals. I can state that this can be a method of not sustaining and also not taking part, distancing ourselves inside and also outside. When we requested examinations from the Dia di Roma and also the various other district attorneys, the proxies left however the only trademarks were mine which of my associate Tescaroli, or 2 replacements. And also this absolutely did not stand well for the examination. “
Addressing an inquiry from the attorney Fabio Repici, he remembered that Tinebra transformed his viewpoint on the partnership of Cancemi simply when he stated the names of Dell ' Utri and also Berlusconi: “There is no question that till Cancemi made that referral and also on what was claimed at the conference at Guddo ' s residence the District attorney had a favorable examination. From that minute on I captured a modification. That there was a mindset which, he additionally stood for, was Mori ' s perspective, however I wear ' t recognize if it holds true, to download and install Cancemi. And also as soon as he additionally made the joke stating that: ' this had actually begun to aspersion '. However we wished to do the required checks initially. “
Still describing the examinations on exterior principals, he included: “It was clear that contrasted to the initial Cosa Nostra program, an unexpected velocity variable had actually interfered – claimed Di Matteo in the court room – Even more hairs were opened up. One caused the state-mafia arrangement. An additional feasible one was that of the mafia-contracts, however we additionally concentrated on a few of Dr. Borsellino ' s expressions such as the meeting with French reporters (the one in which he mentioned examinations on Dell’ Utri, ed); one released to the reporter D ' Avanzo in which he specified that he would certainly most likely to Caltanissetta to report a collection of situations valuable for comprehending that, and also why, had actually eliminated Falcone, describing realities; and after that the factor to consider on Provenzano and also Riina that ' like 2 fighters deal with each various other inside the exact same ring ' each time when several believed that Provenzano was dead and also there was no feasible comparison in between both “.
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Throughout the test, Di Matteo additionally claimed he had actually never ever seen some notes and also records, outdated September 1994, authorized by his coworkers. The initial is that of September 16, 1994, authorized by Dr. Palma and also sent out to the general public District attorney in which referral is made to an investigation by Andriotta in which he purportedly mentioned Scarantino and also the conference at the Calascibetta residence.
The 2nd paper is that of a solution record of 9 September 1994, authorized by Petralia, in which he reports that in an investigatory meeting with Mario Santo Di Matteo, in which Arnaldo La Barbera existed, the partner had actually stated that he recognized Scarantino which he would certainly have mentioned the carnage in using d ' Amelio. An “anomalous” number thinking about that the repentant, papa of little Giuseppe Di Matteo, will certainly never ever mention the assault of 19 July 1992 and also will certainly reject having actually ever before seen the incorrect repentant in his life.
” I have actually never ever understood this solution partnership. I verify it with better assurance due to the fact that or else on the celebration of the conflicts and also specifically when we attempted to check out the web content of those interceptions with his better half in which they mentioned the police officer penetrated in the carnage in using d ' Amelio, we would certainly have returned. This aspect would certainly comfort the reality that the kidnapping and also murder was intended specifically in order not to make him discuss using d ' Amelio. However I truly wear ' t keep in mind Petralia informing me concerning this partnership. For me it is a substantial reality and also if I had actually understood it I would certainly have sculpted it in my memory “.
The test was held off till February 7, when some Dia authorities will certainly be listened to. In the following hearings the court will certainly be phoned call to determine additionally on the deposition of the magistrate Ilda Boccassini that, for wellness factors, will certainly not have the ability to pertain to Caltanissetta. Consequently, the District attorney asked to hear her using videoconference or far from Milan, where she stays.
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