Sgarbi convicted of defamation against the former mayor of Rome Raggi

For the undersecretary of Cultural Heritage a fine of 2,000 euros following the attack on TV against the former mayor in 2018

Victor Sgarbi was sentenced to a fine of 2,000 euros for the charge of aggravated defamation against the former mayor of the capital, Virginia Raggi. The single judge of Rome also ordered a provisional amount of 20 thousand euros in favor of Raggi. The facts concerned some sentences pronounced by the current undersecretary for Cultural Heritage in the TV show Matrix on 21 February 2018before the political elections, when Sgarbi attacked Raggi for the planned demolition of an Art Nouveau building in Piazza Caprera, in the Trieste district.

“The announced destruction of Art Nouveau villas in Rome, denounced by me and Italia Nostra first, confirms the most disturbing of prospects: Today’s Rome is like Ciancimino’s Palermo – Sgarbi had said – and the mayor of Rome, distracted by the defense of the city, is objectively complicit in this criminal action. M5S in Rome today is like the Christian Democracy in Palermo in the 70s”. At the last hearing the prosecutor had requested that Sgarbi be sentenced to 4 months in prison.