Di Donna, Bertolaso’s phone call to Arcuri to recommend Buini
The case Of Woman it becomes more and more intricate. New figures appear every day involved in the intrigue of the alleged illicit trafficking of masks. Di Donna and Esposito – we read in Repubblica – are accused by the Rome prosecutor of criminal association aimed at the illicit trafficking of influences, because they said they were collaborators of the then Prime Minister Conte and Arcuri (both not under investigation) and, therefore, of be able to influence the award of Covid contracts. We know from the documents of the investigation that Buini, 35, at the end of March 2020 obtained a first contract from the Commissioner for a million surgical masks. Between April and May he deals with a second maxi-order of 160 million pieces, this time relying on Di Donna and Esposito.
On 5 May 2020, – continues Repubblica – at the same time as the meeting in the Alpa studio, Arcuri receives a call from Bertolaso. The former head of Civil Protection is working with the Lombardy Region on the construction of the Covid-hospital at the Fair and, on the phone, presents Buini as a reliable businessman despite being already involved in a couple of criminal proceedings for activities related to his companies in Perugia. On the evening of 5 Buini writes an email to the Commissioner. “We heard through Guido Bertolaso …”, is the incipit of the letter (acquired by the prosecutors) which continues with the details of the supply that, according to Buini, his Ares Safety can guarantee. Forgetting to mention the two Nas and Gdf inspections. And the four investigations he is currently involved in.