Three reporter sued by former Trapani prosecutor. Case closed
Gianfranco Criscenti, Rino Giacalone and Gaetano Liotta reported the indictment for the Rostagno trial. Accused of defamation also two substitute prosecutors
The Judge for the preliminary investigation of Catania, Pietro Currò, with a ruling filed on September 12, 2016, has closed the case for defamation against the journalists Gianfranco Criscenti (Giornale di Sicilia), Rino Giacalone (Articolo21, LiberaInformazione) and Gaetano Liotta (MarsalaViva) and deputy prosecutors of the DDA Francesco Del Bene and Gaetano Paci. They were accused by the former deputy prosecutor of Trapani Massimo Palmeri and his wife Anna Maria Navarra. According to Palmeri, the two judges of the DDA in Palermo, during the indictment of the trial held in the Court of Assizes in Trapani for the murder of the journalist and sociologist Mauro Rostagno, had defamed him and his wife by placing their names close to the Masonic Lodge known as Iside2. The three journalists would have behaved like “a megaphone” for the defamatory reconstruction made by the two prosecutors. In particular, the debated articles written by Giacalone date back to April 12, 2014 and April 15, 2014.
COA – DB