Inserted in Policy on 30/03/2021 from Rossana Battaglia

Today’s business stems from one meticulous investigation by the NAS of Palermo, together with the staff of the Provincial Command of Trapani under a broader control strategy aimed at prosecuting related offenses in the provision of health services carried out during the current pandemic emergency.

The crimes contested in the order of precautionary measure under house arrest, issued by the GIP of the Court of Trapani, at the request, as a matter of absolute urgency, of this Public Prosecutor’s Office towards the manager and the two close collaborators of Regional Department for Health Activities and Epidemiological Observatory (DASOE) of ??Health Department of the Sicilian Region they are false material and ideological in competition. In particular the arrested are accused of having altered, on several occasions, the flow of data concerning the SarsCov-2 pandemic (changing the number of positives and swabs and sometimes even deaths due to the pandemic) directed to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, effectively altering the database on which to adopt the descendant measures to contain the spread of the virus.

Since November just ended, there have been about 40 false episodes documented by the Arma investigators, the last of which dates back to 19 March 2021.

Carried out house searches of seven other suspects in search of computer and non-computer material, useful for investigations.

Furthermore, a selective computer acquisition was carried out (in particular, e-mail flow and data relating to the survey) at the servers of the Regional Health Department and the aforementioned Department.

In conjunction with the execution of the requested restrictive measures, an invitation to appear and contextual guarantee notice was also notified, as well as seizure of cell phones for material and ideological falsity against the Regional Health Councilor, Avv. Ruggero RAZZA, on whose account, although no serious investigative compendium has yet emerged, the partial involvement in the criminal activities of the DASOE emerged.