The investigating judge Maria Cristina Sala accepted the request for a plea bargain presented by the former city councilor Giulio Cusumano and the singer Alessio Scarlata: two years for Cusumano, one year and two months for Scarlata. Both with suspended sentences.
The former councilor and the singer were under investigation for fraud against the state and false public deed for an affair relating to the management of funding for shows and cultural events for “Palermo city of culture 2018”.
“I’ve decided to negotiate because I don’t want to be considered a chicken thief. I want to forget this story that destroyed my life. The story linked to the complaint of the 2015 official in 2017 was closed. In 2018 the investigation restarted – says Cusumano -. For four years I had the phone bugged. I no longer believe in this system. Now I want to be forgotten. I’m in the countryside, I don’t want to do politics anymore. I lived a nightmare.”
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