Free Trieste Movement



*Municipal resolution mentioned in the following text.


“…it is impossible not taking into account the disconcert arising when reading the terms and conditions applied to deliver public money, which seems a flood despite the city’s balance being more like a draught, and without possibly discovering who fathered said decisions. The collegiality of decisions, the diversity of the receivers, bureaucratic labyrinths that precede the presentation, to the Giunta (city council) of a text without authors and without a preliminary investigation worth this name, all of this, from one side rises the above mentioned disconcert, but, on the other side, even after taking into account the exicuity of the amounts deliverer – both to each subject and the overall sum – requires to interrupt the research of objective conditions and, especially, the subjective condition of the alleged crime (Article No. 323 of the Italian Code of Criminal Law, abuse of office)…”.

The motivation to file criminal procedure No. 728/2011 R.G.n.r. as stated by the G.I.P. (pre-trial investigation judge) of Trieste

This is a case to be taken into account, as it does perfectly portray what is normal in the misgovernment of Trieste committed by Italian authorities. This case is useful for whoever wants to understand the the institutionalized normality of the system of corruption of the Bel Paese.

It cannot but arise dismay (at least, if someone believes in justice…) this unbelievable filing that the G.I.P. of the Court of Trieste has ruled after the request of the Prosecution office of the Republic as for the complaint concerning the scandal of municipal funds destined to associations.

This complaint, presented by environmentalist movement Greenaction Transnational, captured and defined well a patronage system which took care of delivering public money violating all norms of transparency. The system’s core was an acremente between municipal councillors that could manage at their own discretion the funds of the City to deliver these to subjects they personally liked, especially different kinds of association. Among the beneficiaries of this kind of “donations” there is the “Club delle Libertà” an organization closely and directly related  to political party “Il Popolo delle Libertà”, as such, it was not even eligible for founding.

So, in one year, the surprising sum of EUR 190.000, like a river, were diverted to these associations, damaging the budget of the budget of the city and, even, in the middle of a serious economic crisis, in order to grant the members of the monolithic block of local misgovernment with the money they need to archive electoral support. An equal exchange, in full respect  of the rules of the Italian, party-ruled establishment. Who was excluded? Anyone which didn’t have a political “godfather”. Among the outcast, Greenaction itself, which had presented to the City council a sponsorship request in order to realise a video concerning the problems related to the projects of regasification terminals in the Gulf of Trieste, yet, received an unjustified denial.

And here is the accusation formulated by Public Prosecutor Frezza against former major of Trieste Roberto Di Piazza (the only person accused, despite the clear evidences of the involvement of both the Giunta and the whole Municipal Council) and for abuse of office only – Article No. 323 c.p. Code Italian Code of Criminal Law (without taking into account the equally clear evidences of private interest in official acts – Article 324 of the same Code – peculation for distraction  – Article No. 314 c.p. – extorsion – Article No. 317 c.p. – as well as corruption – Articles No. 318 and No. 319 c.p. – even under the shape of vote trading)
“…for taking part, either as part of a concourse of will or action, with the other members of the City Council of the city of Trieste, in the approval of the municipal resolution dated December 20th, 2010 the payment of certain amounts of money to various organizations and associations, without any kind of justification, causing the unfair in totale difetto di motivazione, causing an unfair profit to the beneficiaries (not a line of text is spent as for the criteria adopted to chose or pick the beneficiaries; criteria whose respect is an obligation under Article No. 12 l. 241/90); as for the respect of their activities when it comes to the municipal regulation; as for the reasons to determinate the amount of money (it ranges from EUR 500 to 8.000 Euro, once again, without a word as for the criteria adopted to chose an import, criteria whose respect is an obligation under Article No.12 l. 241/90); as for the reasons for excluding from this contribution other requirers. On the contrary, the resolution states that these are “sums made available for the city councillors” (because it was only the organizations that had received the assent of a municipal councilor to benefit of said contribution), in open violation of the law.

Organizations excluded without reason, if not the one, illegitimate, to not have the approval of some municipal councilor, and without a written reason: (follows a list of 14 associations).

Also, municipal regulation is violated since it envisions that sums of money are delivered “to support cultural event, sport or entertainment”
or to offer “economical support to the activity of cultural associations or sport clubs, both characteristics lacking at least for TRIESTE Oggi, Euro 2.000, Euro 4.500; for HORIZON Communications srl Euro 4.000, for Radioattività Euro 1.000, for Radio Punto Zero Euro 2.000.

On the bases of this accusation act, public prosecutor Federico Frezza (the same one that wants to commit for trial dozens of supporters of Trieste’s independence for crimes that cannot even be charged on them A/N) but, instead of requiring the indictment of the persons responsible of that he asked their acquittal since “…on the other side, considering the high number of both beneficiaries and excluded subjects, and their diversity (it is impossible to find a common ground), making it hard to proof the crime, meaning the consciousness to be acting in favor of somebody contra legem; because, even if it appears that there is a mechanism to deliver money rather “unclearly” (no graded lists, no motivations), it is as much true the fact that this distribution happened like a rain and, it seems, following different inputs from various city councillors, showing a rather original vision of public affairs, characterized with unsuitable personalism, meaning the incapability to distinguish the institutional role (majors, as such, are obviously the heads of a City Council, not members of a party or political wing) and the political/personal role is well summarizes in the sentence “is I had known that among the requests there was one to finance an anti-regassification plant video, I would have certainly not given money for that, since I am in favor of the regasification plant”;

In conclusion: after reading the jurisprudence concerning Article 323 of the Code of Criminal Law, the Public Prosecutors considers it very improbable that we might get to a judgment of conviction, lacking an evidence of any kind (friendship, politics, family bond) among hte major and the many beneficiaries of the money…”
A system of corruption with deep roots in the municipal administration of Trieste and useful to the control it undergoes by the environments of a rotten system of power lead by Masonic Mafias, once again, is hidden by the judiciary authorities of Italy. A system which, unpunished, keeps operating since many years and, only as for the branch of the assignment of public money to the associations, it would illegally diverted at least one million Euro from it since the ceasing of Lira.

As for this, a rather relevant evidence is the fact that the adjustment of municipal regulation as for the matter and in adherence to LawNo. 241 of 1990 results as having not taken place before 2001 and then in 2010, meaning 20 years later, letting us believe that, previously, the assignment of money took place with such a deregulated freedom that, as such, could have allowed systematic and enormous violations of the law meaning a custom of illegal, patronal diversion of public money in Trieste, of which the case of 2011 would possibly be, sincethe system is in action since years, is nothing but the latest branch.