Cassation decision: new examination for the former mayor of Rende Marcello Manna


By John

Order annulled. With postponement for a new exam. The Court of Cassation, accepting the appeal of the anti-mafia prosecutor's office of Catanzaro, annulled the provision with which the Court of Freedom of Catanzaro had declared ineffective the precautionary order issued by the district investigating judge against the former mayor of Rende, Marcello Manna , in relation to the alleged relationships the criminal lawyer and politician had with members of the Bruzie gangs.
The Court of legitimacy held that the position of the lawyer – now accused in the “Reset” maxi-trial – must be re-examined and indicated with which evaluation criteria.

The intervention of the Supreme Court comes at the end of a long process, a real procedural battle fought on the one hand by the defenders of the former mayor, the lawyers Nicola Carratelli and Gian Domenico Caiazza and, on the other, by the Catanzaro prosecutor Vincenzo Capomolla and the anti-mafia prosecutors Vito Valerio and Corrado Cubellotti. The first order of the district investigating judge issued against the lawyer Manna in September 2022 was annulled by the judges of the Review of the regional capital; the prosecutor's office appealed to the Supreme Court which quashed the provision and ordered a new hearing. The Tdl was therefore called to reconsider and confirmed the annulment of the original order of the investigating judge as the previous panel had done. Against this further decision, the magistrates of the Catanzaro DDA proposed another appeal to the Supreme Court which has now been accepted. A new section of the TDL will therefore have to deal with the issue and redefine itself.