Marcello Miraglia, an official accused of corruption, commits suicide during his arrest in Palermo- Corriere.it

Marcello Miraglia, 61, was the key figure in a corruption investigation in which nine other people are being investigated: entrepreneurs who, in exchange for money or gifts, would have obtained renewals of environmental permits or hinted at controls.

A provincial police officer of the Metropolitan city of Palermo took his own life in the night between Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May by launching himself from the sixth floor of a building in Bagheria.

The financiers had gone home to notify him of a custody order in prison with the accusation of corruption.

Marcello Miraglia, 61, asked a financier to go to the bathroom during the notification of the order. In a moment he opened the window and threw himself into the void.

A marshal who was following him closely tried in every way to stop him without success. The soldier, in the attempt, caused a serious injury to his hand and was transported to the emergency room.

Miraglia was involved in a corruption investigation in which 9 other people are involved: entrepreneurs who, in exchange for money or gifts, would have obtained renewals of environmental permits or hinted at scheduled checks and inspections.

Key figure of the investigation, coordinated by the Palermo Prosecutor’s Office, it would have been Miraglia who for several years he was a technical specialist instructor of the Municipal Waste and Special Tax Service.

According to the reconstruction of the investigators, the alleged round of bribes would amount to 15 thousand euros.

Among the alleged favors that Miraglia would have granted to entrepreneurs there would also have been the prior announcement of the inspections.

In exchange, in addition to the money, which would also have been used by the wife (under investigation for receiving stolen goods)the former Province official also obtained gifts, maintenance work on his vehicles and buildings, as well as consultancy entrusted to some of his relatives.

The Prosecutor of Termini Imerese has already ordered the restitution of the body to the family.

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May 13, 2022 (change May 13, 2022 | 10:28)