Soru indicted for the bankruptcy of Unità – English

(ANSA) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 5 – Billionaire businessman and former governor of Sardinia Renato Soru was charged on Monday with the 2014 bankruptcy of the former communist daily Unità.

Soru, 65, was put on trial from February 13 next year.

He and others are accused of bankruptcy by raising funds and dissipating.

Soru was an associate of the former internal body of the once powerful Italian Communist Party (PCI) from 2008 to 2015.

Sarde-boen Soru is the founder of Cagliari-based internet services company Tiscali.

In 2001, Forbes listed Soru among the richest people in the world, with a net worth of over $4 billion (US) as of September of that year.

Sour served as the centre-left governor of his native island from 2004 until his resignation in 2008.

He made another run for office the following year, but was defeated by a centre-right candidate.

On May 5, 2016, Soru was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion of an amount of approximately 2.6 million euros and related to a loan granted by the company Andalas Ldt to Tiscali.

The sentence was overturned by the Italian Court of Appeal on May 8, 2017, with a full acquittal.

l’Unità was founded as the official newspaper of the PCI in 1924. It supported the successor parties of this party, the Left Democratic Party, the Left Democrats and, from October 2007 until its closure, the current Democratic Party (PD).

The newspaper closed on July 31, 2014.

It was restarted on June 30, 2015, but stopped again on June 3, 2017. (ANSA).


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