ARREST IN CASE OF VATICAN PROPERTY DEAL IN LONDON
Press release of the Holy See Press Office: 9:30 pm Friday, June 5, 2020: Today, the Office of the Promotor of Justice of the Vatican Tribunal, at the end of the interrogation of Mr. Gianluigi Torzi, who was assisted by his trusted lawyers, issued an arrest warrant against him. The provision, signed by the Promotor of Justice, Prof. Gian Piero Milano, and his Deputy, Avv. Alessandro Diddi, was issued in relation to the well-known events connected with the sale and purchase of the London property on Sloane Avenue, which involved a network of companies in which some Secretariat of State officials were present. The accused is charged with various incidents of extortion, embezzlement, aggravated fraud and self-laundering, crimes for which Vatican law provides for penalties of up to twelve years of imprisonment. At present Mr. Gianluigi Torzi is detained in special premises at the barracks of the Gendarmerie Corps.