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New indictments in Borsellino case, two for false testimony

'Fake informants led to wrongful conviction of seven suspects'

13 February, 15:00
New indictments in Borsellino case, two for false testimony (ANSA) - Caltanissetta, February 13 - Prosecutors in Sicily have indicted two men for alleged false testimony that led to the wrongful conviction of seven innocent suspects in the 1992 murder of anti-Mob prosecutor Paolo Borsellino and his body guards. Vincenzo Scarantino and Francesco Andriotta are accused of aggravated defamation and acting as false informants. Prosecutors also indicted Palermo Mafia dons Salvo Madonia and Vittorio Tutino in connection to the bombing that killed Borsellino, less than two months after his friend and fellow anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone was killed by a roadside bomb. Many of the mobsters involved in the killings have been brought to justice, including former Cosa Nostra head Salvatore Riina, who ordered them and a number of bomb attacks in Rome, Florence and Milan.

(photo: Giovanni Falcone (left) and Paolo Borsellino)