mercoledì 13 ottobre 2021

Italy high court nixes arrest warrant for Vatican suspect

(Associated Press)
Italy’s highest court has annulled an arrest warrant for a key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and extortion trial, his lawyers said Wednesday, putting into question whether and when he might be extradited from Britain. In a decision Tuesday, the Court of Cassation sent the case back to Rome’s Tribunal for Review, which in June upheld the arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi. A Cassation official said the court’s written ruling, explaining the reason for the annulment decision, would be released within a month. Vatican prosecutors have accused Torzi of extorting 15 million euros ($17.8 million) from the Holy See to turn over ownership of a luxury London building in which the Vatican had invested some 350 million euros ($420 million), largely donations from the faithful. Torzi denies wrongdoing. (...)