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Monday, December 3, 2012


Vatican City,  (VIS) - This morning the Tribunal of Vatican City State issued its sentence in the trial against Claudio Sciarpelletti, charged with complicity in the "Vatileaks" case:

"The Tribunal rules that the defendant Claudio Sciarpelletti is guilty of the offence of assisting in the elusion of the investigations by the Authorities and therefore sentences him to prison for four months.

"Pursuant to Article 26 of the Law of 21 June 1969, in view of the accused's service record and lack of previous convictions, the Tribunal reduces the sentence to imprisonment for two (2) months; pursuant to Article 9 of the Law of 21 June 1969; orders the suspension of the sentence for a period of five years, according to the conditions of law; in the light of Article 427 of the Penal Code, orders the suspension of mention of the sentence on the record of previous offences until such time as the accused commits further offence; pursuant to Articles 39 of the Penal Code and 429 of the Code of Penal Procedure, orders Claudio Sciarpelletti to defray the costs of the trial and reimburses him the sum of one thousand euros he had deposited as bail".

The sentence was deposited on 1 December 2012 and signed by Giuseppe Dalla Torre, president; Paolo Papanti-Pelletier, reporting judge; Venerando Marano, judge; and Raffaele Ottaviano, substitute registrar.

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