Mafia: swap vote, center-right ARS candidate arrested

(ANSA) – PALERMO, SEPTEMBER 23 – The carabinieri of Palermo arrested Salvatore Ferrigno, 62, a candidate for the Sicilian regional parliament in the next elections in the Popular Autonomists of Raffaele Lombardo, a list of the coalition that supports the former president of the Senate Renato Schifani in the race for the presidency of the Sicilian Region. The aspiring deputy is accused of political-mafia electoral exchange. Together with him, the boss Giuseppe Lo Duca and Piera Lo Iacono, who allegedly acted as intermediary between the politician and the mafia, ended up in prison. The investigation was coordinated by the deputy prosecutor Paolo Guido. According to the investigators, Ferrigno promised favors and money to the exponent of Cosa Nostra in exchange for votes.

In support of the accusation there are several environmental interceptions, some of a few days ago. The investigation, coordinated by the DDA, stems from an investigation by the Carabinieri of the Investigative Unit, led by Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Di Gesare, on the mafia clans in the province of Palermo. .

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