Camorra infiltrations. Mayor Pomigliano (Naples) files lawsuit against reporter
This was said during a session of the City Council. On Il Mattino, Pino Neri had written that the institution is under review for possible Camorra infiltrations
On May 13, 2016 the mayor of Pomigliano D’Arco, Raffaele Russo, publicly announced – during a meeting of the City Council – of having denounced the journalist Pino Neri of Il Mattino for an article published two days earlier in which he told that Pomigliano is among the municipalities under scrutiny of the Prefecture of Naples due to the risk of Camorra infiltrations.
“Rather than denying the news, the mayor has used a public institution to send me a warning,” Neri tells Ossigeno, recalling that in the past the town of Pomigliano was dissolved for Camorra infiltrations. The reporter received the solidarity from the Order of Journalists of Campania and the regional unitary union, who agree in expressing the intimidating nature of the episode.
The journalist’s article, published on May 11, stemmed from the arrest of members of the Camorra, in Somma Vesuviana, ordered by the DDA of Naples, and recalled that the municipality, together with the neighboring Pomigliano d’Arco, is part of a list of 27 local authorities under close supervision of the Naples Prefecture due to a high risk of constraints by or infiltration from the Camorra.