Fassino says Berlusconi wiretap sentence 'restores truth'
Ruling shows Italian politics 'polluted by illegal practices'07 March, 15:50
At the time Unipol came close to taking over one of Italy's leading banks, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), and Fassino was recorded as saying "we have a bank!".
"This is a sentence that re-establishes the truth and justice and it confirms that a campaign of political vilification and delegitimization was deliberately created for years around an ironic expression," Fassino said. "It also confirms how much Italian politics has been deeply polluted by illegal practices in recent years".