September 30, 2022

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Sicily: Center-right candidate arrested for vote exchange

Another regional candidate from Sicily was arrested on the eve of the September 25 poll. This is Salvatore Ferrigno, 62, on the independence list of former governor Rafael Lombardo, of the centre-right coalition. Just yesterday, a candidate from the Italian Brotherhood was arrested in Catania on charges of corruption. In Ferrigno, who was arrested by the Carabinieri of the investigative unit, coordinated by the DDA, the crimes of voting were contested for the electoral exchange of the political mafia. President Giuseppe Lo Duca and the alleged “mediator” between the candidate and the mafia boss, Pera Lo Iacuno, are also handcuffed.

Salvatore Ferrigno – originally from Carini, but for a long time in the US, especially in Philadelphia where he was an insurance broker, and a member of Forza Italia in 2006 for the North and Central American circuit – based on what appeared from wiretapping. , he would have paid various amounts of money for Lo Duca’s commitment to the votes to be collected in the county area. Favors and money, according to those who investigate, to get the regional assembly elections in Sicily. A text that repeats itself: even on the occasion of the municipal elections in Palermo last spring, near the polls, Two center-right candidates were arrested For their relationships with employers to obtain a seat on the city council.

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