On the 22nd of October 2013 the court of Perugia issued the first-instance judgment in the so-called operation “Shadow”. The accusatory construct collapsed entirely. However, comrade Sergio Maria Stefani was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months for car theft. All other accused comrades were acquitted because the alleged facts had never occurred.
This time the public prosecutor of Perugia, Manuela Comodi—who distinguished herself as usual with her deliria in the courtroom, that were readily thwarted by Sergio, who participated in the proceeding (instantly denounced by her for contempt)—has 90 days to challenge the decision and lodge appeal.
Sergio remains a prisoner in Ferrara on charges relative to the operation “Ardire (Boldness)”—again, brought forth by the public prosecutor Comodi. Meanwhile, the Ardire investigation has been split in two accusatory instruments: a nationwide section assigned to the Milan prosecutor’s office, and another part of Umbria/Perugia. The preliminary hearing concerning the Perugia section of the Ardire operation will take place on the 6th of November 2013, as always at the court of Perugia.