Luca Morisi’s name is entered in the register of suspects in Verona for the sale and discovery of drugs. The carabinieri found some doses of drugs in his farmhouse in Belfiore, a village twenty kilometers from the city where is a resident since 2003. The investigation is assigned to the public prosecutor Stefano Aresu. It all begins in August, when during a search the carabinieri stop a car with three young people on board for a check. And there is a bottle of “liquid drug”. The three, according to the version of Republic, accuse Morisi of having given it to him. The Corriere della Sera instead he writes that there is a suspicion that the now former social media manager of the League was “under observation” for a few weeks. And that the control taken on the three young people will not coincidentally be the result of monitoring his contacts. It is they, indicating him in their testimony as the drug dealer, to trigger the accusation of transfer of the substance.
The investigation into the Lega’s social guru
Article 73 of the consolidated law on narcotics sanctions any activity of transferring drugs to another person, even free of charge. The penalties range from six to twenty years’ imprisonment to a fine of between 26,000 and 260,000 euros. After the announcement of his resignation from the management positions of the social “Beast” of the Carroccio, a date made official for “family reasons”, rumors circulated in Parliament about the real reasons for the farewell. The Corriere also says that someone speculates that computer equipment was also seized from his farmhouse in Belfiore. Republic instead he writes that the liquid found in the three boys’ car was sent to the Carabinieri analysis laboratory which works in the Northeast but that the results have not yet arrived. Many drugs have liquid form: from Ghb (liquid ecstasy) to Gbl, the so-called “rape drug”.
The investigation into the sale of drugs against Luca Morisi is therefore the real reason for his farewell to the League. “I thank everyone for their interest and friendship: I’m fine, there is no political problem, in this period I just need to get away for some time for family questions”, he had instead made it known in a message in the Carroccio chat. Matteo Salvini had confirmed the ownership. «He had been in the air for a while, he had also moved away as a physical presence for some time – instead, last week a long-time Northern League player and well-versed in Salvini’s inner circle had argued. Being an extremely intelligent and sensitive person, Morisi understood that a cycle was over. And he drew the consequences ». It is not known if Salvini’s guru even left the post in the secretariat of the League he has been covering since 2020.
Who is Luca Morisi
Morisi, 48, was a provincial councilor of the League from 1993 to 1997. Graduated with 110 cum laude in philosophy, after his doctorate he was an adjunct professor for a philosophical computer science laboratory and a course on philosophy websites at the University of Veronese. According to his curriculum vitae, the meeting and the beginning of the work with Salvini dates back to October 2013. With the Captain (a nickname that he himself coined) Morisi had arrived up to the Ministry of the Interior. His Sistemaintranet was founded by the company in 2009 together with his partner Alessandro Paganella. The headquarters are in Porto Mantovano in the province of Mantua and its MAIA software won the “Innovation in Healthcare” award from the Milan Polytechnic. In the last two years the management of Salvini’s social networks started from a rather curious location: via delle Botteghe Oscure in Rome, headquarters of the Ugl union but above all the former historic address of the secretariat of the Italian Communist Party.
Morisi’s social team currently has a contract paid for by the Lega group in the Senate. At the Ministry of the Interior, Morisi earned 65 thousand euros a year, his partner Paganella 85 thousand. Belfiore is a town located twenty kilometers from Verona. Morisi lives in a restored farmhouse which for a long time was also the residence address of his VAT number. The Verona prosecutor’s office is headed by Angela Barbaglio. Il Casaleggio di Salvini did not respond to requests for comment from newspapers on the affair.