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"Good day to you all.
Today, in this final presentation before Christmas I would like to concentrate once more on the happenings of Salerno and Catanzaro because, quite rightly, I continue to receive requests for further clarification, in relation to what we have managed to show, I believe it has been very important, in last Thursday evening’s Annozero broadcast.
A broadcast that is already creating an earthquake in the magistracy down to its very roots.
Anyone who gets information or who knows a magistrate can get to know that the behaviour of the secretary of the Magistrates Association has left many of his colleagues dumbfounded, especially because the Annozero reconstruction has shown where the rotten apples are among the prosecutors offices of Catanzaro and Salerno.
However, the fact that the official representative of the Magistrates Association has continues to take it out on Salerno without saying anything about what happened at Catanzaro has left many people bewildered, and in fact there are those who are asking for a change at the head of the ANM {National Magistrates Association}.
Some self-criticism would be appropriate.
Afterwards we will look at the things that we didn’t discuss last week, however, I think that what is happening, that is the fact that magistrates like De Magistris have been left isolated in the face of unheard of political attacks – I don’t think that (apart from the magistrates in the “Milan pool” during the mid 1990s) there has ever been a prosecutor who has been attacked by dozens and dozens of interrogations and parliamentary questions, followed by inspections, by an enormous quantity of disciplinary measures, without mentioning the practice of being transferred – all of that would not have been possible.
And it was possible not because the ANM wanted to attack De Magistris, but because it was guilty of ignoring the situation of Catanzaro for too many years.
It wanted to provide cover for the CSM that was guilty of ignoring the situation in Catanzaro. Then it was led by judge Luerti, whom it has been discovered is a close friend of the main person being investigated by De Magistris, Antonio Saladino, the leader of the “Compagnia delle Opere” in Calabria.
Not just a friend, but as we heard in the reconstruction that was broadcast on Annozero with actors who read the text of Luerti’s interrogation in front of the Salerno prosecution. Luerti actually was living in a community - and he still lives in a community - first at Catanzaro and then in Salerno – of the “Memores Domini”, a confraternity that is part of the organisation “Comunione e Liberazione”.
Monks of “Comunione e Liberazione” who have taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
The fact that in the search warrant written in Salerno to go to Catanzaro to collect documents that there is a mention of this part of the interrogation, where there is talk of the vote of chastity of this magistrate, does certainly not mean that his colleagues wanted to investigate his private and emotional life: it means that they have simply raised the issue that, perhaps, a magistrate should not be in the position of having an embarrassment that now arises for him as he is part of a confraternity of which there are members who are involved in judicial affairs.
If you take a vow of obedience to a confraternity, it’s necessary to see to what extent you are obedient to that confraternity balanced against to what extent you are obedient to the law.
I believe that Dr. Luerti is a person who is absolutely respectable, but it certainly isn’t enough being a respectable person, you also need to appear impartial when you are a magistrate.
Just think when he was a magistrate in Catanzaro and he was living in Saladino’s house and Saladino was then shown to be a person who was quite casual in mixing business and politics – even though we don’t know whether he has committed any crime.
And now he is a magistrate in Milan, in a region that is led by a very influential member of “Comunione e Liberazione” who for years has said publicly that he has taken vows of chastity and that he too is a member of this confraternity.
The fact that this Luerti is the leader of the Magistrates Association has surely influenced his position when he has had to give statements on what he was doing to De Magistris.
De Magistris was removed from his investigations and the ANM in fact did not take the position that it should have done.
The investigations were taken from him, probably illegally or in an unorthodox way and the ANM kept quiet, and in the end he was dragged in front of the CSM with laughable accusations, as we have said, and even transferred on the basis of those ridiculous accusations that remind one a bit of those that are being used to crucify the Salerno magistrates right now.
For having written too many pages in a search warrant, for having made presumed mention of the private life of this or the other person.
Basically, silly stuff while on the other side there is a mass of worms at Catanzaro with people who should no longer be allowed to be magistrates.


I think that the only hope for Calabria and for Basilicata to get a bit of justice in certain palaces of justice is really connected to the fact the Salerno magistrates, (whether or not they have exaggerated is not important right now) can get on and finish their investigation.
If they finish their investigation, we will still be able to say that there is hope in Italy that the law is equal for all.
If after De Magistris, they too are blocked and if the ANM does not change its approach and admit that it has made a mistake, it means that the year that is about to begin, is starting off under the worse sort of cloud.
Thank you and spread the word!”

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