The Mayor of Follonica Andrea Benini: “An exemplary sentence that demonstrates the seriousness of the accomplished facts and the criminal scope of the events” As soon as the sentence for the “Capuan Trial” arrived, following the investigation carried out by the Dda of Florence and which concerned the crimes of “extortion with the aggravating circumstance of the mafia method, threats, damage, fire, injury, theft, corruption and port abusive gun “; a process in which the Municipality of Follonica had appeared as a civil party in 2018 (appointing the lawyer Alessandro Antichi of the Grosseto bar) and had been admitted precisely because the accusation concerned crimes committed with the aggravating circumstance of the mafia method, not recognized in the sentence.”An exemplary sentence – says the mayor Andrea Benini, who has just taken office again – a strong condemnation by the Court, in which the aggravating circumstance of the mafia method was not recognized, which is why the Municipality of Follonica in 2018 was a party civil. But this does not detract from the seriousness of the facts and the criminal scope, recognized by the Court and the consequence of absolutely significant sentences, having recognized the serious extortion system “. “The municipal administration in 2018 was formed by making a choice of civilization – continues the mayor – by choosing to take one side: that of honest citizens, respectable entrepreneurs, legality, those who respect the law and rules, sometimes much effort due to the undoubted difficulties but which, despite this, does not bend, does not turn to the other side, is not afraid to rebel and denounce. The administration is on that side and has done so with the formalized action in the 2018, the first in Tuscany to appear in court in a situation of this kind; and I believe that it is right to have done so, that it is the message to be given to citizens and to all, a message of closeness and trust against the system of extortion, illegality, but also of that gray area fueled by silences or connivance “.“Further evaluations after reading the reasons for the sentence, which will be available within 90 days from today – concludes Andrea Benini – but we know well that we must keep our guard up with respect to certain dynamics, we must not close our eyes. On the contrary, keep them wide open and vigilant, to be able to read certain phenomena and find ways to counter them, both at a repressive level and at a cultural level. I thank the investigating bodies and the Prosecutor’s Office for carrying out a complex, difficult, courageous investigation: and this is precisely the part that this administration and this city have chosen, placing themselves at his side “. Sentences: 12 years of imprisonment for Evans Capuano, 9 years for Angelo Murè, 7 years and 6 months for Ausilio Cataldo, 3 years for Cesare Ferreri, 4 years and 4 months for Dante Martignetti, 2 years for Giuseppe Imparato, 2 years for Manuel Bernardini.