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Filippo Graviano has just declared, "I intend to answer [questions by the judges, the PM and the defense] within the limits of my possibilities."

Filippo Graviano is testifying from maximum security prison in Parma by videoconference. Neither he nor his brother, Giuseppe, are present in the courtroom for security reasons.

Marcello Dell'Utri arrived punctually this morning at 10:00. He sought to have the hearing postponed. The court ruled against it.

For anyone who understands Italian, La Repubblica publishes an online direct which can be adjourned by renewing the page.  

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Dec 11th, 2009 at 06:11:35 AM EST
Filippo Graviano has denied ever having known Dell'Utri either directly or indirectly. He has also denied having made the statements attributed to him by Spatuzza.

His brother, Giuseppe, has chosen not to respond to questioning.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Dec 11th, 2009 at 06:56:53 AM EST
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"Men of honour", aren't they...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 11th, 2009 at 07:00:37 AM EST
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Berlusconi would call them heros, like Vittorio Mangano, who died without confessing his collusion with Dell'Utri and Berlusconi despite the pressure of evil communist judges.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Dec 11th, 2009 at 07:41:33 AM EST
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13:30

Giuseppe Graviano declared that he has sent a written memorial to the court and cannot answer questions because of his present state of health.

Cosimo Lo Nigro, the other mafia boss condemned for his involvement in the bombings and massacres, declared that he will answer questions from the court. He denies ever having met or known the Gravianos before his imprisonment. He denies that he participated in a summit to organize the attack against the Olimpic Stadium in Rome together with Spatuzza and Giuseppe Graviano.

Berlusconi has declared that it's all a comedy. He again attacked the President of the Republic this morning.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Dec 11th, 2009 at 07:39:42 AM EST
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