FLORENCE, 18 OCT – The Court of Appeal of Florence has acquitted Tiziano Renzi and his wife Laura Bovoli, parents of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, current leader of Italia Viva, ‘because the fact does not constitute a crime’, in the trial for false invoices. The Apulian entrepreneur Luigi Dagostino, ‘the king of outlets’, was sentenced, but with the sentence reduced to nine months. The Attorney General had asked for confirmation of the first degree convictions. Today at the hearing both had made spontaneous statements “The law is the same for everyone, even for someone called Renzi. I have never done false invoices in my life, ”said Laura Bovoli, the mother of the leader of Italia Viva. “My husband Tiziano is an expert in the commercial sector but he doesn’t understand anything in administration – she added. I take full responsibility for the 20 thousand euro invoice made by Party srl for a very specific job that should have developed, that is to attract customers to the little-frequented shops in The Mall outlet. This project never went all the way because, thanks to the mud thrown by the press, I was forced to close the company. My son, then at Palazzo Chigi, told me to close the company. And so I did. But after 30 years of work, could I have ruined myself for 20,000 euros? ”Said Bovoli. Her husband Tiziano Renzi also made spontaneous statements: “Two years ago I was sentenced to 22 months in prison” but “I never asked my son Matteo for anything”, he said repeatedly reiterating his innocence and extraneousness to the accusations and also of not having asked for favors from his son Matteo Renzi. The trial then continued with the speeches of the defenders. In the first instance, the Renzi spouses had been sentenced by the court of Florence to 1 year and 9 months of imprisonment, to 2 years the Apulian entrepreneur Luigi Dagostino, ‘king’ of the outlets, also in court this morning. In the last hearing on April 26, the pg Filippo Di Benedetto had asked for confirmation of the first degree sentences. (HANDLE).