Giuseppe Conte's father-in-law still convicted

By DR. RODOLFO DOLCE | 14.12.2020

The hotelier, who in Italy does not pay the tourism tax which he collects from the guest, has so far been prosecuted for embezzlement. The father-in-law of the Italian Prime Minister Conte, who runs a Roman luxury hotel in Italy (Hotel Plaza), had to suffer the consequences. A norm called "lex father-in-law" by critics and introduced in the decree "decreto rilancio" of 19.05.2020, which downgraded the non-payment to a simple administrative offence, would have given the father-in-law a clean criminal record without any previous convictions. However, the Rome Public Prosecutor's Office disagrees and, after a thorough examination, has come to the understandable conclusion that the Decree Law cannot be applied retroactively (source: La Repubblica of 11.09.2020). In fact, in every Italian courtroom there is a saying "La legge è uguale per tutti".

The article is so beautiful that we have left it as it is. It has something magical about it. In the meantime, the Rome Regional Court has determined that the sentence is retroactively exempt from punishment (GUP di Roma, del 23.11.2020, 1515/2020, Quelle Sole 24 Ore of 24.11.2020). 

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