Lieutenant Federico Sorrentino, of the Trapani Port Captaincy, was initially convicted of corruption but has now been acquitted, ending a nightmare for him. He has been reinstated to his job, defended by lawyer Nino Sugamele, after the Palermo Appeals Court ruled that the charges were unfounded. The Ministry of Defense has also lifted his suspension and he is entitled to full legal and economic reconstruction of his career, as specified by Article 921 of the Code. Sorrentino had been accused of taking money from a beach resort owner in San Vito Lo Capo in exchange for not carrying out inspections. However, the case against him was based on a recording made by the former mayor of San Vito, Matteo Rizzo, which has now been shown to be unfounded. This brings an end to the three-year ordeal for the coast guard officer.
Luogotenente della Capitaneria di Trapani: prima condannato per corruzione, ora assolto e reintegrato