Torzi’s arrest explained by Vatican News (organ of the Holy See)

Torzi's arrest explained by Vatican News (organ of the Holy See)

"The arrest of broker Gianluigi Torzi, which took place on Friday 5 June at the Vatican after a long interrogation, marks an important turning point in the long and complex investigation conducted by the Vatican judiciary". All the details published by Vatican News, organ of the Holy See

The charges: embezzlement, extortion, aggravated fraud, self-laundering. It is with these disputes that the Molise businessman Gianluigi Torzi was arrested at the Vatican tonight. The decision came after a long interrogation to which other people were reportedly subjected to judicial sources. Torzi, now detained in the Gendarmerie barracks, risks, if the accusations are proven, up to twelve years in prison. The story concerns the purchase and sale of the London property which triggered one of the largest financial scandals in the Vatican. Yesterday's interrogation also revealed the network of companies involved in the deal in which officials of the Secretariat of State participated. The office of the Promotor of Justice of the Vatican Tribunal, at the end of the interrogation of Torzi, who was assisted by his trusted lawyers, issued an arrest warrant against him. The provision, signed by the Promotor of Justice, Gian Piero Milano, and his Deputy, Alessandro Diddi, "was issued in relation to the events related to the sale and purchase of the London property on Sloane Avenue, which involved – reports the Vatican – a network of companies in which some Secretariat of State officials were present ”. The broker originally from Termoli had been talked about in recent times for involvement in several strange operations, from an announced attempt, on his part, to rescue Banca Popolare di Bari to the investigation into an alleged fraud committed against the Fatebenefratelli of Rome. ( Ansa )

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THE FOLLOW-UP OF THE TORZI CASE BY VATICAN NEWS, THE OFFICIAL BODY OF THE HOLY SEE, IS FOLLOWED :

The arrest of broker Gianluigi Torzi, which took place on the evening of Friday 5 June at the Vatican at the end of a long interrogation, marks an important turning point in the long and complex investigation conducted by the Vatican judiciary and carried out by the Gendarmerie Corps, a procedure that sees investigated five people working in the Secretariat of State (two prelates and three lay people), plus a manager of the Financial Intelligence Authority (OFI). The investigation is based on scrupulous work on the papers and documents that attest to the complex financial transactions carried out by the subjects involved and corroborate the hypotheses of crime together with the interrogations and the testimonies collected.


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