The Carabinieri of the Provincial Command of Rome carried out an order issued by the investigating magistrate of Velletri, at the request of the prosecutor, which orders house arrest for the mayor FA, the councilor for public works DP, the then head of the technical office, all of the Municipality of Artena.
Together with them, the president of an urban planning cooperative to which the Municipality had entrusted the investigation of municipal building amnesties also ended up under house arrest. With the provision, the temporary suspension from public offices was also ordered for the municipal secretary, the deputy commander of the local police and the head of the personal office of the same municipality on the outskirts of Rome.
The suspects are accused, in various capacities, of the crimes of extortion, attempted extortion, ideological falsity (in relation to the approval of the budget of the Municipality of Artena for the years 2018-2020), disturbed freedom of the procedure for choosing the contractor and multiple abuses of office.
In the investigations of the carabinieri of the Compagnia di Colleferro, coordinated by the prosecutor of Velletri, it emerged that the mayor, in competition with another subject, at the time of the facts, minority councilor of the Municipal Council of Artena, of the crime of corruption for the exercise of the function as well as, by the councilor for public works, in collaboration with an entrepreneur, of the crime of corruption for an act contrary to the duties of the office.
The investigation, which sees 22 people registered in the register of suspects, revealed other illegal conduct such as the cancellation of various fines for violations of the highway code to certain subjects as well as, with reference to the president of an urban planning cooperative to whom the same The Municipality had entrusted the investigation of the municipal building amnesties, with more hypotheses of attempted extortion.