Raffaele Matano: "It is incorrect to point Anna Paratore as my partner". Republic's reply
When various journalists hunted for my person to get news on my love story about a quarter of a century ago, I left my trusted lawyer, lawyer. Romolo Reboa, as the only possible contact reference, as I am not a public figure and even today I do not understand why I should be on the front pages of newspapers and on talk shows.
The lawyer Romolo Reboa has repeatedly pointed out to the various journalists who have contacted him that I am not a public figure and that the European and Italian legislation on the GDPR gives me the right to privacy of my life: they understood otherwise. So I have decided to protect my name with this press release, also because fictional and defamatory reconstructions have been made about my person; then I will do it judicially.
For example, it has been argued that, in a procedural affair, I would not be innocent as the same was closed due to the statute of limitations: journalists for libels have violated the Constitution, which provides in art. 27 the presumption of innocence until final conviction. It reminds me of the lawyer. Reboa that this principle is identical to that of art. 48 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and of the art. 6 of the Charter of Human Rights, but for these journalists I would be a bankrupt for facts where there has never been a definitive sentence that has declared me guilty.
Nor do I find it correct that Mrs. Anna Paratore is singled out as a kind of partner of mine in unclear real estate initiatives, given that the micro-shareholdings in various companies had been granted by me as forms of incentive to a person who, at the era, she was a valid employee of my group: these shares, as happens in all companies, were liquidated upon termination of employment.
So it is incorrect to say that Mrs. Anna Paratore and I were business partners for the purpose of involving this woman in facts that concern only me. Talking about trust companies as violations of the law is a great impropriety and means not knowing the economic world, given that they are governed in Italy by the l. 23 November 1939, no. 1966 and the same goes for companies operating in other states of the European Union, such as Great Britain until Brexit: the European Union was born to favor capital mobility, as demonstrated by Fiat which moved to the Netherlands .
I was accused in the book "Meloni secret" of having known entrepreneurs twenty years ago who were later accused of crimes, even serious ones: I am 78 years old, I have known hundreds, perhaps thousands, of entrepreneurs being perhaps the most expert real estate operator in the creation and organization of shopping centers and with many I have sometimes had short-term shareholdings in companies, to guarantee the payment of my professional services. Associating my name only with those of them who have had legal problems in order to accuse the premier of poor fairness is defamatory behavior to my detriment.
I will never make further statements again, but it will not be impossible to read my reactions if this defamatory campaign continues: the sentences that will be pronounced will speak for themselves, given that I will ask the Judiciary to protect my rights.
In response to what was stated by Mr. Raffaele Matano, it should be noted that Republic he has repeatedly contacted the lawyer of the latter, the lawyer Romolo Reboa, also explaining the topic we would like to talk about with his client. Unfortunately the various contacts, which began months before the publication of the investigation, were not followed up for personal and professional reasons attributable to the lawyer Reboa.
With regard to Mr. Matano's grievance, who deems it not "correct that Mrs. Anna Paratore should be singled out as a kind of partner of mine in unclear real estate initiatives, given that the micro-shareholdings in various companies had been granted by me as forms of incentive to a person who, at the time, was a valid employee of my group", it should be noted that Mrs. Paratore's name appears in the notarial deeds and in the documents filed with the Rome chamber of commerce as a "partner" in various companies in which Mr. Matano played a role. Forms of incentives for personnel, as envisaged by law, do not exclude the fact that Mrs. Paratore has owned shares in companies also attributable to Matano.
In relation to the "unclear real estate initiatives", it should be noted that Republic in the investigation "La Sfavorita", he reconstructed punctually and on the basis of official and public documents every real estate deal of the companies that saw the presence of Anna Paratore and Raffaele Matano.
In the more than four pages that make up the investigation in question, no reference has ever been made to trust companies as entities to which "violations of the law" correspond, but it has been pointed out that the mother of the chairman of the board was a shareholder in Mr Partners srl together with a trustee, theAmphora Fiduciaria and Auditing Srlthe latter structure which was subsequently involved in legal proceedings involving the misappropriation of public money.
Her.Ar., G.Fosch., A.Oss.