Negotiation, the defense of Massimo Ciancimino asks for a prescription
The defense of Massimo Ciancimino asked "not to proceed due to the prescription" which took place "before the first instance sentence" of the accusations of slander addressed to the son of the former mafia mayor of Palermo in the appeal process on the negotiation between the State and the mafia in front of the appellate court of Palermo. Lawyers Claudia La Barbera and Roberto D'Agostino had already announced it at the end of the last hearing. And today they made their request explicit to the President of the Assize Court of Appeal Angelo Pellino, stressing that the prescription would have already taken over "before the first instance sentence".
Ciancimino, who for health reasons never attended the hearings, in the first instance, in April 2018, was also accused of external competition in the mafia association, a charge from which he was acquitted. Instead, he was sentenced to eight years for slander against the former police chief …
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