All acquitted, with a dubious formula. This concludes the trial of Raffaella and Leonardo Panzavolta and the San Marino accountant Lamberto Geri, who was present in the classroom today. To connect the three, a name that was the strong media appeal of the story: that of Lorenzo Panzavolta, a symbol of Calcestruzzi Spa, former manager of Raul Gardini in the 90s, definitively convicted in 2008 for external competition in the mafia association in relation to Sicilian contracts and disappeared in 2016., Panzavolta’s trusted man in San Marino, in particular in relation to Icas, a company controlled up to the first 2000s from Calcestruzzi spa; for his two children Raffaella and Leonardo, on the other hand, he had asked for a five-year sentence, recognizing them a decisive role in concealing funds deemed illegal.
The other strong appeal lies precisely in the sums of money. For the accusation they were moved 23 million euros, the result of offenses committed by Lorenzo Panzavolta precisely, through payments of cash, wire transfers, transfers from bearer booklets. For the defenses instead there was no link to any between the well-known legal events and the money moved in San Marino, which derive, in large part, from dividends earned each year by Icas and from the sale of the shares of the same company. The Commissioner of the Law, welcoming the request from the tax attorney which had asked for confiscation even in the event of acquittal given the provenance of the sums, ordered the confiscations: up to 8,780,295 in respect of the Panzavolta, up to 380,703 in those of Lambero Geri. Thus ends the story that began in 2014 with a report sent to the Financial Information Agency by the Cassa di Risparmio, when the two Panzavolta sent over 9 million euros to an Italian bank.