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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:53 AM
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Hanged banker: four go on trial/ Marcinkus to testify
Hanged banker: four go on trial
John Follain

NEARLY a quarter of a century after Roberto Calvi, the Italian financier, was found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge in London, four people are to go on trial in Rome next month accused of his murder.
A first inquest, held a month after his death in June 1982, ruled that Calvi, 62, had committed suicide. His body was discovered the day after he had been sacked as chairman of Banco Ambrosiano, which had close links with the Vatican. A year later a second inquest returned an open verdict.

After a review of the evidence, however, Italian forensic experts concluded that Calvi whose pockets had been stuffed with bricks and banknotes had been murdered. Luca Tescaroli and Anna Maria Monteleone, the public prosecutors who investigated the case, claimed that the mafia had been behind the alleged killing.

The four who will appear before the Rome Court of Assizes on October 6 are Flavio Carboni, a Sardinian businessman and friend of Calvi; Pippo The Cashier Calo, an alleged Sicilian mafia boss; Manuela Kleinszig, Carbonis former girlfriend; and Ernesto Diotallevi, a Rome businessman.

The four will attempt to turn the tables on their accusers by calling Vatican officials as witnesses among them the American-born Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, 81, president of the IOR from 1971 to 1989, who now lives in Arizona. The intention is to bolster their claim that Calvi was under such pressure from the church that he took his own life.,,176-1796099,0...
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 09:56 AM
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1. Bush Sr must be impeached and made to testify too.
He gave Marcinkus immunity from prosecution over the bankruptcy of Ambrosiano and Calvi's death because "Calvi was clearly depressed and committed suicide".
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 10:19 AM
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2. Now this is interesting!!
Worth a double ! The Bushes family involvement in International banking definitely makes them persons of interest.

The confluence of mob, international finance, the Vatican makes one wonder if the Intelligence community (ours) is involved. Remember the bombshell American shadow agents operating for many years in Italy.

I'd love to see a thorough investigation into that aspect of the Bushes financial & political entanglements.
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