ROME. Three-way match for the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office. The fifth commission of the CSM voted in the sign of uncertainty. Of the seven candidates summoned to the hearing, three obtained votes: Marcello Viola, attorney general of Florence (2 votes), Jimmy Amato, attorney of the Republic of Bologna (1 vote), Maurizio Romanelli, assistant prosecutor of Milan (1 vote). The two lay members Fulvio Gigliotti and Alessio Lanzi abstained.
The vote reflects a very open race, and for now marked by tactics between currents: Viola (already a candidate for the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Rome, also in the running for that of Palermo and for the National Anti-Mafia Directorate) is an exponent of the Independent Judiciary like Antonio D ‘Beloved who voted for it; Amato di Unicost like Michele Ciambellini who voted for it; Romanelli from Area like Alessandra Dal Moro who voted for it. For Viola also voted Sebastiano Ardita, exponent (moreover in broad dissent) of the minor current Autonomia & Indipendenza, who had supported Viola since 2019 for the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rome, before and after the explosion of the Palamara case, when Viola’s name had emerged in the interceptions between Palamara and the deputies Ferri and Lorri as their candidate. Viola has always denied participating in those plots, even in the recent audition. On whether to confirm or withdraw support for Viola, at the beginning of 2020, the conflict between Ardita himself and the then current mate Piercamillo Davigo arose.
The final vote of the plenum promises to be uncertain, between the end of March and the beginning of April. In the meantime, the first commission will decide whether to propose office transfer requests for the two prosecutors, Fabio De Pasquale and Paolo Storari, protagonists of the disagreements on the management of Eni processes.