A version on the death of Stefano Cucchi that was "packaged" by the Carabinieri excluding "any possible involvement of the military" so that "the image and career of the territorial leaders and, in particular, of the commander of the Rome Group, Alessandro Casarsa, was not mined ".
This is the heavy accusation that the court of Rome puts on paper in the substantial motivations for the sentence with which, last April, 8 soldiers of the Arma were sentenced for the misdirection carried out after the death of the thirty-year-old Roman, which occurred in 'October 2009, seven days after his arrest.
The single judge inflicted, among others, 5 years on General Casarsa and 1 year and 3 months on Colonel Lorenzo Sabatino.
The defendants, depending on their positions, were charged with the crimes of forgery,
aiding and abetting, failure to report and slander.
In particular, the judge, after an eight-hour council chamber, sentenced Francesco Cavallo and Luciano Soligo to 4 years, Tiziano Testarmata to one year and 9 months, Luca De Cianni to 2 years and 6 months.
Finally, Francesco Di Sano was inflicted 1 year and 3 months and Massimiliano Colombo Labriola 1 year and 9 months.
In the document, the magistrate writes that "the extensive preliminary investigation made it possible to reconstruct the disputed facts and to ascertain a diversion activity carried out in the immediacy of Cucchi's death, aimed at averting the suspicions that fell on the carabinieri to avoid the possible repercussions on the top command of the Capitoline territory ".
And again: "the further pipelines carried out in 2015,
intensity of the fraud that emerges from what was ascertained ". Finally, it should be reiterated that the Prosecutor's Office during the trial and in particular during the indictment repeatedly reiterated that" it was not a trial against the Carabinieri and any exploitation must be avoided.
Both for formal and substantive reasons: the Ministry of Defense has formed a civil party, the most important acts - said prosecutor Giovanni Musarò during the indictment - were provided by the operational department and investigative nucleus of the provincial command of the carabinieri ".