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The Prime he just smiled scornfully in the face

It is not so long ago, as few Italians had ever heard of Armando Siri, your Secretary of state in the Ministry of transport, a Senator of the right-wing Lega. Siri – the mind also in Italy, above all, a voice recognition program for Smartphones. Now, the 47-year-old Genuese is suddenly all a concept, necessarily.

Not a day goes by that the press is going to find out new details about his apparently strange dealing with money and influence, with dark, entrepreneurs and banks in tax havens. It could even be that the corruption affair, which bears his name, the "Caso Siri", the populist Roman government, composed of Lega and the Cinque point to the fall.

For today is scheduled a meeting of the Council, which started as a Showdown. For or against Siri. Lega against Cinque. Vice-Premier Matteo Salvini against Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio. Maybe you agree even about the dismissal of the Secretary of state, it would be a dramatic punch line, with predictable output.

on behalf of the Mafia?

The Cinque point, want to get rid of him with the Power to make your own vest shortly before the European elections, to refresh a little, have eight votes in the Council. The Lega, who defended their man, just as vehemently, has only six votes. It was up to the Prime Giuseppe Conte, way would be Siri. He called on him to resign. But in the weird world of the new Italy, the Prime Minister has less say as his Vice slowing. Siri, it is said, have laughed Conte scornfully in the face.

He already has an amazing career behind. As a young man, Siri's a socialist, had been list – a Craxiano, as they called the followers of the former Prime Minister, Bettino Craxi. He was close to the socialist leader personally, so that he visited him often in his self-chosen exile in the Tunisian Hammamet. From the scandal-ridden Craxi to Silvio Berlusconi, the way was not far. Siri moved to Milan, and was a TV journalist in Berlusconi's group Mediaset. He can talk well, fast, and well maintained.

the policy could have Siri but never. He founded a party with the beautiful name Italia Nuova, new Italy, and appeared at the Milan municipal elections. In spite of the large election posters, he brought it down to just 0.64 percent. To his neoliberal program, he did not doubt, however. Central to the introduction of a so-called Flat Tax: 15% tax, for all was in it. So he got to know in 2014, Matteo Salvini, who had just become the first Secretary of the Lega. Salvini was so impressed by the "ideologues of the Flat Tax", that he took him into the inner circle of his advisors. Siri was sitting at the table, on which the coalition agreement was formed. Was not a Minister, he is the only reason why, because the Cinquestelle moral objections put forward. Siri was, in fact, been convicted for fraudulent bankruptcy, and sentenced to probation. In 2011, the was. The shadow warped never.

Now the public prosecutors of Palermo and Rome, before throwing him, he had recently been of entrepreneurs bribe, the wind energy business and the Sicilian Mafia. 30'000 Euro you have paid him for this, that he lay in his dual role as Secretary of state and the power broker for a favorable legislation. Three times Siri turned on in the Parliament business, and he had actually nothing to do.

In Milan, determined the justice due to a real estate transaction about 585'000 Euro. The money for the house came from San Marino, which caused the notary to report the case to the Italian Central Bank. Siri, you must know, had taxed a year ago, a year income of 25'000 Euro.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 07.05.2019, 20:10 PM

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