Asks for 1000 euros per month in ‘protection money’ in exchange for protection, 37-year-old originally from Cosenza arrested in Rome


By John

The Carabinieri of the Roma Prenestina station have a 37-year-old originally from Cosenza arrested, with precedents, suspected of the crime of extortion. For over a year, the man, boasting an elusive long criminal curriculum, following repeated threats and offers of “protection” to a cultural association near Villa Gordiani, would have obtained from the president of the same, a 40 year old also from Cosenzanumerous sums of money, still being quantified.
The investigations began after the complaint from the victim who said he was exhausted by the constant requests of the 37-year-old, who had known him for years. According to what was reconstructed by the Carabinieri, lThe suspect allegedly demanded 1,000 euros a month to guarantee the safety of the associationboasting of relationships with criminal figures in the Torrevecchia area.
Yesterday morning, the suspect and the victim had agreed to a meeting inside the Rome Tiburtina railway station to exchange money: when the 37-year-old pocketed 200 euros in cash and a PostePay card as a deposit for the monthly ‘instalment’, the Carabinieri intervened, blocking him . The arrest was validated by the Court which ordered the man to be banned from staying in the municipality of Rome, with immediate removal