*Municipal resolution mentioned in the following text.
FOR ITALIAN JUSTICE, THE FACT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CRIME
“…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)…”.
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.
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.“
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…”.
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.