in The first round were seven candidates. No one got 40 percent of the votes, which would have allowed the election immediately. At the head of the preferences is gone, Vito Mocella, a departing member, electronic engineer, already a Cnr researcher, a curriculum about very overlooking on the foreign. Second, and detached, was Nicola Fantini, he also graduated in electronic Engineering, a long career as a technologist, a trade union official supported by all the confederate interior, which is at the Cnr weigh much.
The run-off election between the two engineers Mocella is a figure which is not pleasing to the powers of the most important Italian research institute: in his four-year tenure, he denounced the waste of financial and bad favors, has contributed to judicial investigations that have lifted the veil on theft serial to the Institute for the marine environment of Naples. Jockeys is a man of the apparatus, and within fifteen days of the electoral campaign for the final showdown – the first two candidates are left, in fact, on the ballot – it is seen. Around the engineer, trade unionist gather in the offices that matter and him stood openly, Massimiliano Di Bitetto, the former director-general of the Cnr investigated for embezzlement of public funds precisely in the investigation of the Prosecutor of Naples. Bitetto, as noted by the Republic in two occasions, has continued to receive the salary bonus for his activity as a director and for having contributed to the good image of the Council of the research through the purchase of inflatables for children with the money of the public research.
on The 29th of October, the day of the final challenge, happen strange things. It turns out that a packet consisting of votes (digital) intended for the engineer Fantini comes from the same Ip protocols, the suspicion is that they can be started from the same computer. In one case they are fifty-nine votes, all responsive to the same protocol information. There are of 1,080 votes parties 78 Ip: 1.080 votes are suspicious of a total of 5.382, a fifth. The irregularities are a chain: for a step-election took place online, there has never been the sending of an e-mail confirming that the claimant has occurred and vote. And the system set up for the entire round he didn't have a suitable certification, they will the postal police.
The engineer, trade unionist will win the runoff with a minimum gap of 2.5 percentage points. The defeated, Vito Mocella, to reach the compartment, in charge of the digital investigation, and will denounce you all, “The absence of a confirmation email, could easily allow the insertion of the votes in a manner illegal in view of the weak security measures implemented in the procedure itself”. The power of Attorney will proceed to forgery of material, unauthorised access to computer systems and computer fraud.
The first line of defence, the director general of the Cnr is this: the presence of Ip addresses that are repeated is due to the fact that some of the offices of the Cnr use the mechanism of “Network address translation”, said Nat, as a solution to the problem of the shortage of public Ip addresses available: Nat allows you to use a single public address for multiple private addresses. Vito Mocella, noting that the national research Council is a founding member of Garr, the Italian network to broadband, dedicated community of education, research and culture, and at the same Cnr are attributed hundreds of thousands of Ip: "The structure has no need to remedy an alleged shortage of public addresses," according to the complaint.
The letter of 13 researchers, Twenty days after the close of the polls Massimiliano Di Bitetto, the sponsor, the most heavy of Nicola Fantini, ends up under house arrest for a round of false advice from 2.3 million euro. Nicola Fantini, today the fifth member of the national Council, it shall take the distances, and says: "I'm Not tied to Bitetto, whose support I never requested, nor are they close to men of power of the structure. I won the elections in recovery because I have done the electoral campaign quickly and well. If there were irregularities, I would like to be the first to know: I have interest in to be strong in the board of directors in which they are entered. My opponent, however, must respect the outcome of the vote. I think I have the qualifications to be part of this important government. Vito Mocella has done his job well, but now we have to bring the scientific world to participate and to influence on decisions of the first entity in the Italian research".
A group of 13 researchers of the Cnr, in the meantime, wanted to make public its doubts on the professional quality of the winning candidate. Have written, the thirteen, and signed at the bottom: “All the members of the Board of directors appointed and is currently in charge have a curriculum vitae that clearly indicates a high level of qualification in the related fields of investigation. Otherwise, the new staff representative on the board is not working in the field of scientific research, but in the structures of research support. The curriculum does not appear to have published any scientific work (his name is absent in the database the most trusted), nor the product of any patent, or has been a speaker at international scientific conferences. The qualification of the technical-scientific research in the field of the new representative of the staff is simply absent. To us appears singular that the only member of the board of directors directly elected by the staff of a research institution do not have any qualification of the technical-scientific work in the field of research. What's that, among other things, is explicitly required by law, regulation and articles of association of the entity itself”.
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