Assets worth two million euros were seized by the Guardia di Finanza from a 60-year-old accountant from Melito Porto Salvo (Reggio Calabria), Giuseppe Errigo, because he was accused of having been in the service of the Iamonte clan of the ‘Ndrangheta. The provision was issued by the Prevention Measures section of the Court of Reggio Calabria, chaired by Natina practicedat the request of the Public Prosecutor Giovanni Bombardieri and the assistant Stefano Musolino.
In 2007, Errigo was arrested as part of the «Ramo Spezzato» investigation and in 2015 he was definitively sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in prison on charges of mafia-type criminal association and fictitious ownership of assets.
According to the indictment, the accountant, in close contact with the Iamonte gang, provided “advice and suggestions” to the head of the criminal group, Nino Iamonte. The latter, again according to the prosecution, was “steadily assisted” by the accountant, who, according to what is written in the seizure decree, “provided Iamonte, and therefore the clan of the same name, with a concrete and conscious contribution intended to strengthen the economic weight of the partnership and the ability to influence large sectors of the legal economy through forms of participation that are only apparently lawful». The seized assets consist of 7 buildings located in Melito Porto Salvo and fictitiously registered to the same accountant and some of his family members.