The GdF operation called “Warranty” started in early February with ten custody orders
He even built a bunker to escape the Yellow Flames. A basement that could be accessed from a sauna through a well-hidden mechanism that could only be operated from the inside. Vincenzo Malvini55, at the center of an investigation by the Asti prosecutor on a 20 million scam against the company of the former president of the Chamber of Deputies Irene Pivetti, was on the run for a month, living in this kind of 10 square meter den set up in the territory of a municipality in the hinterland of Milan. And so – we read on www.lastampa.it – he honored his reputation as a character with a thousand resources and ingenuity capable even of surprising the judges of the Asti court, who, almost with a hint of admiration, noted his “Indisputable skills as a forger”.
The operation of the GdF called “Warranty“was triggered in early February with ten pre-trial detention orders (eight in prison, two under house arrest) and searches throughout Italy. hoc and fake financial statements managed to score scams at every level, passing with ease from applying for a loan to money laundering abroad and from the latch purchase of a Scavolini kitchen (51 thousand euros never paid) to the maxi-scam to Pivetti.
Between May and July 2020, immediately after the first wave of the Covid pandemic, Only Logistic Italia, of which the former President of the Chamber is the administrator, was persuaded to sell seven million surgical masks for a value of over 19 million. But at the end of the game the goods were not paid for. The scam was carried out with two bogus sureties from a bank in Asti and the intermediation of a Bulgarian company run by a fictional character, a figure invented by the gang. The earnings were quite substantial, and allowed the suspects to indulge in some whim. The Guardia di Finanza seized a boat from one of them Boston Wahler 370 Outrage model (together with three engines for an estimated total value of 245 thousand euros) moored in the port of Olbia.
The survey – writes www.lastampa.it – was rather laborious. The group, the magistrates wrote, “acts and ranges in disparate areas”, and the “lack of a common thread” that would allow us to understand how its members were able to obtain the indispensable information for their trafficking stood out. The man who according to the investigators was the biggest fish escaped the raid: Vincenzo Malvini, 55, from Cinisello Balsamo. The custody order explains that the associates worked under “his direction and under his direction.” In his hiding place, it seems, he had not given up on the tools of the trade: the investigators would have found, in fact, a sort of laboratory for the production of false documents.
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