2AWHcwhcIl gip del tribunale di Agrigento, Micaela Raimondo, ha archiviato, accogliendo l’istanza del pm Chiara Bisso, il procedimento nei riguardi degli ex consiglieri comunali…
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The investigating judge of the court of Agrigento, Micaela Raimondo, has filed, accepting the request of the prosecutor Chiara Bisso, the proceedings against the former municipal councilors of Agrigento Alfonso Vassallo, Francesco Picone, Alfonso Mirotta and Antonio Cicero, and the former provincial president of Confartigianato Francesco Giambrone, who had been accused, for various reasons, of fraud and forgery in the context of an investigation conducted by the Prosecutor's Office on alleged tricks put in place to obtain undue reimbursements and attendance fees. The affair was defined as "Reimbursed City" and the four suspects received the notice of conclusion of the preliminary investigations in 2017. According to the reconstruction of the investigators, Mirotta, Picone and Vassallo would have resorted to false signatures to obtain proxies for the participation of the council commissions. In Vassallo, who became provincial secretary of Confartigianato, and the then president of the category acronym, a fictitious recruitment was contested to obtain the reimbursements provided by the Municipality, while in Cicero, having fictitiously transferred the residence to Palermo to obtain reimbursements for travel expenses. All charges that have been dropped. Prosecutor Bisso wrote that "sufficient evidence has not been obtained to consider the offenses indicated as configurable". "Years later we are finally restored to the political dignity that someone had tried to steal from us. We remained, for years, with the 'sword of Damocles' of a procedure that had been opened but which, it was established today, did not have the prerequisites to be carried forward ". the former councilors said.