The lawyer of the arrested candidate: “Not a bribe, compensation for services offered”

The defense of the Brothers of Italy candidate arrested in Catania speaks. “In relation to the precautionary custody order under house arrest issued against Barbara Mirabella – says the lawyer Enrico Trantino, lawyer of the candidate for the Regionals in Sicily -, while reserving for us the deepening of the acts on which the accusatory hypothesis is based, we intend to clarify – in spite of what has been read in the media – that the collection of any “bribe” is not contested ».

The lawyer adds that the former municipal councilor “has taken steps to hold an important medical congress with over a thousand participants, which would have constituted an important opportunity to relaunch the Catania economy in the post Covid phase”.

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Catania, candidate for the regional FdI under house arrest: she is accused of corruption

“It is so committed – adds the criminal lawyer – to resolve numerous critical issues that risked compromising the execution of the event, acting as a link with the Metropolitan City to redevelop the environments of the Chimneys, making them in line with the expectations of the congressmen coming from all over the world. Apart from this activity, given her recognized professionalism in event management – underlines the lawyer Enrico Trantino – she proposed with the Neapolitan company to which the organization of the congress had been entrusted, for the provision of services that are always entrusted to local companies, receiving a fee of 10,000 euros duly invoiced, for multiple activities rendered. Reiterating that, in our opinion, there were no precautionary needs since Mirabella did not cover any function that could allow her to repeat the crime, we are sure – the lawyer says – to be able to clarify the facts as soon as possible ».

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