Giovanni Luppino, the entrepreneur from Campobello di Mazara (Tp) who served as driver for Matteo Messina Denaro in the last months before his arrest, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for complicity in aggravated failure to comply with the sentence. Luppino, according to the prosecution, represented in the courtroom by DDA prosecutors Piero Padova and Gianluca De Leo, also demanded money in the name of the boss and, together with his children, arrested last February, is worried about the fugitive's organization. including the moves, of the number one of Cosa Nostra. The phrase comes from the Gup of Palermo. The prosecution had requested a sentence of 14 years and 4 months in prison. The judge at the preliminary hearing also ordered the ban on holding public office and compensation for the damage in the form of provisional damages in favor of the civil plaintiffs from Campobello and Castelvetrano of 5 thousand euros each. Provisional compensation of 3 thousand euros each for the other civil parties involved.

She accompanied him for the chemo treatments until the last day, the day of his capture

During the investigation, the charge against Luppino was changed to mafia association. The driver was arrested together with Matteo Messina Denaro on January 16, 2023 in front of the La Maddalena clinic. To defend himself, Luppino declared that a compatriot of the village, Andrea Bonafede (the surveyor who gave the identity of Castelvetrano's godfather) had introduced him to Messina Denaro, passing him off as one of his cousins, in 2020. According to Luppino Messina's version, Denaro introduced himself under the name Francesco Salsi and only after some time did he reconstruct his true identity. After learning that she was dealing with the boss, knowing his illness, she still decided to accompany him for treatment. Luppino had also established relations with Laura Bonafede, a very intimate contact of Matteo Messina Denaro. He assisted him in 50 car transfers and, to help him in his hideout, he also involved his children, who looked after the boss's car and organized his moves from one hideout to another.

Read also:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *