Carabinieri searched the house of a photographer and a paparazzo who was supposed to receive confidential files from the investigation of mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro. The files were stolen by a carabinier, and the agent in the sale was a politician from Trapani, according to Italian media.
On Thursday night, the carabiniers searched the Milan home of photographer and paparazzo Fabrizio Corona, who was to receive 786 confidential files relating to the investigation of the mafia godfather Matteo Messina Denaro.
The files were stolen by the Carabinieri Luigi Pirollo, and the agent for the sale was the politician from Trapani, Giorgio Randazzo, Italian media reported on Thursday.
Accusations against the Carabinieri and the politician
Carabinieri illegally accessed a secret information system and copied 786 confidential files relating to the investigation of the mafia godfather Matteo Messina Denaro, who was arrested on January 16. These files were delivered to the politician Giorgio Randazzo.
The two suspects planned to make tens of thousands of euros by selling stolen files. They turned to Milan photographer Fabrizio Corona. The photographer sent them to a friend, Moreno Pisto, director of the online newspaper Mow. Pisto, however, told a colleague and then the police about the case.
Pirollo is charged with illegally hacking into the Carabinieri’s computer system and breaching professional secrecy. Randazzo for trade in classified materials. The investigation is being coordinated by prosecutors from Palermo.
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