Backlash of the former Apulian senator Vincenzo Barba. After 20 years he demands back a gift he gave to his nephew.
The gift consists of 800 thousand euros which now the entrepreneur and former senator of Gallipoli -Lecce – wants back. And he is even willing to take his nephew to court.
Former Senator Vincenzo Barba/ web archive-Leggilo
“Insults and no gratitude from one of my nephews for what I did for him” – these are the motivations of theformer Senator of Forza Italia Vincenzo Barba who twenty years ago made his nephew a donation equal to one billion and six hundred million old lire, today 800 thousand euros. Now Beard he wants his money back and sues the relative pursuant to that article of the civil code which provides for the revocation of the donation due to ingratitude. The nephew in question resists in court after an attempt at mediation has not been successful and claims to always behaved with affection and with respect to his uncle. But the former senator does not compromise and continues straight on his way, intent more than ever on getting back that money which, according to him, his family member has shown he does not deserve. Beard stated: “After that donation I noticed a detachment from my nephew, he avoided any type of attendance, even the slightest telephone contact. Even when I experienced a moment of economic difficulty and asked for a loan of 5,000 euros for running expenses, my nephew answered no, he insulted, mocked and offended me with friends, relatives and mutual acquaintances, to the point of isolating me completely, avoiding any telephone contact”.
Former Senator wants back money donated to nephew/ web archive-Read it
The accused nephew, for his part, denies everything and maintains that it was impossible for his uncle to be in financial difficulty. The man also reiterated that he has always been at his relative’s side and always active, even after the donation, in all his uncle’s electoral campaigns. All this – Vincenzo Barba’s nephew pointed out – in a disinterested way, moved only by great affection and devotion towards the relative even refusing any gifts. In short, each of the two parties affirms its own truth: the uncle believes that he has given a sum, through a donation, which has solved a series of economic problems of his nephew; the nephew does not deny it, but he does not believe that he had behaved such as to have to return the sum, out of ingratitude. Italian law provides for the return of a gift but only when “the recipient shows a feeling of disesteem for the moral qualities and disrespect for the dignity of the donor, in contrast with the sense of gratitude and solidarity which, according to common feeling, should instead characterize the attitude”. The two relatives met through their respective lawyers in the mediation but no agreement was reached: a judge will decide whether the former senator of Come on Italy whether or not he will get his 800 thousand euros back