“In the choice of the sentence, as in the aggravating circumstance of article 416, this Court took into account the role played by Salvatore Buzzi, together with Massimo Carminati, top manager and organizer of the simple associative structure connected to the management of cooperatives, orienting their choices and the numerous illicit conduct in public matters, aimed at profiting from the public procurement sector, polluting persistently and heavily, with pervasive corrupt methods and for a long time, the political choices and public action of the local authority (in wiretapping the prestige of the public administration and very little, since the PA is described as a ‘cow’ which needs to be fed in order to be able to ‘milk’) “. This is what we read in the reasons for the sentence issued on March 9 by the judges of the First Court of Appeal in the appeal process bis on the ‘Middle World’ investigation which sentenced Salvatore Buzzi to twelve years and ten months, among others. and Massimo Carminati at ten. The conviction came after the Supreme Court on 22 October 2019 dropped 416bis, the accusation of mafia association, for all the accused.
“The criminal figure of Buzzi is characterized – continue the judges – for having heavily influenced and polluted public action for years by creating an associative team including leading figures in public life, coordinating their criminal action in the prosecution of numerous crimes- end for which his responsibility has been definitively ascertained (sixteen corruption episodes, seven of auction disruption, one of illicit influence trafficking and one of fraudulent transfer of values) “.
“The criminal episode of the organizer is exceptionally serious (…) because the action is aimed at the surreptitious management of the administrative machinery of the contracts of the local authority of the capital city of the country – we read – exploiting the great skills possessed to insinuate themselves, partition, whatever the political color of the local administration “.