Saguto, the prosecutor of Caltanissetta: "It is not an anti-mafia trial"

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On one side, the Prosecutor's Office, which starts its indictment claiming that it did not want to make a trial of the anti-Mafia. On the other, Silvana Saguto, a former magistrate for years believed to be the emblem of the anti-Mafia, now on the defendants' bench for corruption, removed from the CSM, committed to defending himself before the Caltanissetta court that must judge her. The process on the so-called Saguto system is now at its final stages: years of illegal management, according to prosecutors, of the assets seized and confiscated from the mafia. With the then president of the section, Silvana Saguto, intent on dispensing assignments to compliant judicial administrators in exchange for gifts and favors. A process that inevitably ended up casting a shadow over an entire system and which involved professionals, law enforcement officers, colleagues and family members of the president. "This has been wrongly defined as the anti-mafia trial but it is only the trial of some public officials who have betrayed their public function for private interests," said Maurizio Bonaccorso, starting the indictment. "We must recognize that the defendants played a contrasting role in the fight against the mafia – he added – but having done the anti-mafia did not give a sort of 'license to kill', a 'license to commit a crime'. It cannot be allowed to mortify the function of magistrate with predatory activities ", he went on to specify, however, that" the suspects of the mafia who had the confiscated assets, do not believe they will rebuild their virginity with this process, there will be no rehabilitation for them ". A long premise followed by an anticipation: the transmission, at the end of the trial, of the documents "so that a series of magistrates, lawyers, judicial administrators and coadjutors who acted as witnesses will proceed by false testimony". Waiting to know who will end up being investigated for telling the fake, Silvana Saguto asked to make spontaneous statements. Not at all intimidated by the prosecutors' announcement of the intention to ask for severe penalties, he showed his agenda. "The prosecution claims that with this I want to argue that they are all guilty, instead I have shown her to prove that I am innocent," she said referring to the diary with the business cards of colleagues who had given her the names of people from appoint as judicial administrators. Then he reiterated his innocence: "I gave everything I could and managed with the greatest possible diligence". “What we looked at – he said to the court – was the good general trend and in any case in the maximum transparency. My measures are all motivated ". "The one who never motivated – concluded by raising – was Dr. Claudia Rosini (colleague of the Saguto college). Those were almost monochromatic. Although Rosini stands and says she is sorry for the work we were doing, her husband had three jobs. He stayed until I left. "

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