The Supreme Court upheld the convictions of the so-called “Borsellino quater” trial on massacre of via D’Amelio of July 19, 1992, in which the magistrate Paolo Borsellino was murdered, and the subsequent deception. Mafia members Salvatore Madonia, one of the instigators of the massacre, and Vittorio Tutino, one of the perpetrators, were therefore finally sentenced to life imprisonment.
Calogero Pulci’s 10-year sentence for defamation was also confirmed. The defamation convictions against Francesco Andriotta were partly confirmed, partly prescribed, partly annulled: in general, Andriotta received a small reduced sentence, from 10 years in prison to 9 years and 6 months. Pulci and Andriotta were two “false penitents” who, along with Vincenzo Scarantino – the man who lied about his participation in the organization of the massacre in 1992, and who was not involved in this measure of statute of limitations – accused people they had nothing to do with have with favoring Cosa Nostra.