They tried to sell the photographer Fabrizio Corona secret documents on the investigation into the arrest of Matteo Messina Denaro: for this reason house arrest was ordered for a policeman and a municipal councilor from Mazara del Vallo.
The reconstruction of the researchers
According to the reconstruction, the soldier illegally entered Arma’s information system, extracted copies of 786 confidential files related to the investigation into the godfather’s arrest, and handed them over to the politician. The latter contacted Corona and tried to sell him the top-secret documents. Then, on the recommendation of the photographer himself, he turned to Moreno Pisto, director of the online newspaper Mow, proposing to buy the material. The carabinieri, as part of the investigation, also raided the Milanese home of Fabrizio Corona, who is being investigated for receiving stolen goods. As is known, the data considered of interest from the photographer’s phone and computer were also acquired by the investigators. Technically, this is not a seizure, but a forensic copy: that is, the phone was copied and then returned to the owner..
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Corona’s plan: selling false scoops to the press
The former king of the paparazzi, according to investigators, “wanted to feed conspiracy theories” about the former fugitive and sell “false scoops” to information sites, in exchange for money. The files were allegedly obtained thanks to the arrested sheriff who gave them to the arrested councilman. Corona spoke of a “crazy scoop” to pay. A non-existent scoop.
Corona: “I did my job honestly”
“I did my job and I behaved like an honest and correct citizen and, despite everything here, I am still in this situation”, the comment, entrusted to his lawyer Ivano Chiesa, by Fabrizio Corona.