Collection Sicily, the court of Palermo condemns Monte dei Paschi di Siena to restore 68 million to the Region
The fifth civil section of the court of Palermo, at the end of a proceeding between the Sicilian Region and Monte dei Paschi di Siena spa, issued a sentence on the matter relating to the Montepaschi serit management during the handover phase between the latter, invested in by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena spa, and Riscossione Sicilia spa. The bank thus decided, in 2017, to withhold 68.5 million euros of payments from Sicilian taxpayers in the accounts of Riscossione sicilia. Since this is the tax revenue object of the collection activities carried out for the Sicilian Region by the then concessionaire, deposited in the current account held by the latter in the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank and never paid to the tax authority, the Regional Department of Economy issued an order for payment in 2018.
The court, rejecting the opposition proposed by the bank, condemned the institute to the full refund of the amount and to the payment of the costs of the case. “This is an excellent judicial result of the Musumeci government – affirms the commissioner Gaetano Armao – we acted with determination in the interest of the Sicilian treasury. A specific thanks goes to the district attorney of the state for the defense deployed”.