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Magistrate handling seized Mafia assets probed

Last updated on 28 febbraio 2021

Prosecutors from Caltanissetta on Wednesday opened a probe for corruption and abuse of office against the head of the Palermo court’s preventive measures section, Silvana Saguto, who handles seized Mafia assets. Saguto is suspected of committing the alleged offences “with judicial administrators and members of her family”, a statement form the prosecutors said. Four months ago there were reports that the Mafia was plotting to kill Saguto. Saguto denied the charges, saying there was “no doubt” that her conduct had been above board.

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