A secret room discovered in the home of the boss Giuseppe Graviano

A secret room in the home of the wife of the murderer Giuseppe Graviano was discovered by investigators in Palermo during a search carried out in recent weeks. It is a small room of two square meters hidden by a wall. On what was found there is the maximum reserve by the magistrates of the public prosecutor’s office of Florence who ordered the search of the woman’s home, as part of an investigation involving Giuseppe Graviano and the 1993 massacres in Rome. , Milan and Florence.

The entrance from the secret room was covered and perfectly walled and hidden by a closet. Rosalia Galdi lives in the house, whom the boss calls Bibiana. The woman often travels to Rome, where her son Michele lives, and then to visit her husband in prison.

The investigators had carried out the searches on the orders of the deputy prosecutors of Florence, Luca Tescaroli and Luca Turco, because they were interested in looking for documents of which Giuseppe Graviano had spoken. A move also aimed at verifying the statements made by the mafia boss to the Tuscan magistrates during three long interrogations in prison. Graviano talks about a network of subjects that would have favored and covered him in the period of his inaction also linked to the bombs of 1993.

In the past, as L’Espresso wrote, Giuseppe Graviano answered the questions of the prosecutors in Florence, and spoke of Silvio Berlusconi.
The mafia boss claimed that during the period in which he was wanted he would have met Silvio Berlusconi three times in Milan.

Giuseppe Graviano was condemned not only for the massacres, but also for having ordered the killing of Don Pino Puglisi. Two days after the beatification of the parish priest of Brancaccio in Palermo, L’Espresso was able to speak with Rosalia Galdi. The woman who at the time had returned to live in Palermo after a comfortable stay in Rome, spoke of Father Puglisi: but she did so by indicating him as a blessed priest and not as a victim of the Mafia. And L’Espresso declared that he had never met Father Puglisi because he did not attend his church in Brancaccio.

«I was part of another parish and then with my husband at that time we lived outside Palermo and therefore we could not know him».

Bibiana is surprised by the questions about the priest. She wanted to talk, explain, but at a certain point she freezes and invites the journalist, if she wants to deepen this topic, to ask her husband the questions. “You understand my situation well, I am the wife … and I cannot speak.” And then she adds: “If you have something to write or publish, you have to talk to my husband.”

But Giuseppe Graviano has been in prison since January 1994, when he was arrested with his wife, and now he hopes to leave prison through his own strategy. From the day of his arrest he has remained silent for a long time, like the real mafia bosses, then he began to send messages, to try to protect his family and the illegally accumulated assets. And try to get out of jail.

This mafia boss keeps secrets about the 1992 bomb season; on the attacks in Milan, Rome and Florence.

Loyal to Riina, he would have had contacts with entrepreneurs and politicians.

The collaborator of justice Gaspare Spatuzza, who was at his side even when they prepared the massacre in via D’Amelio, told the prosecutors that at the Doney bar in Rome in 1993, Graviano had confided to him that he had reached an agreement with Dell ‘ Utri and Berlusconi. And the boss on that occasion had commented: “We have the country in our hands.”

Mrs. Graviano sends everything back to her husband. A man that Bibiana Galdi does not accept to see as the boss who had Father Pino killed. But what do you think of a priest murdered by the mafia who has now been beatified? “I am a Catholic person, who goes to church, so you can imagine how I can take these things …”. The woman’s voice becomes trembling, it seems broken by emotion, but then it stops again: “But I know of my husband’s extraneousness (in the murder of Don Puglisi, ed.), I’m sure of it because we (Rosalia Galdi and Giuseppe Graviano ed) we weren’t there. That evening my husband was with me. ‘ The night of the murder? «Now I have to leave her …». The conversation ends. The woman, who claims to be Catholic, comments with interest on the beatification of Don Puglisi in whose celebration she did not participate – as her son, Michele Graviano tells us – but she shields herself to defend her husband, recognized by the judges as the priest’s executioner. So she reconciles the fact of being a Catholic with that of being the wife of the mafioso who had Don Pino killed. Perhaps in her heart she wants to convince herself of her husband’s extraneousness by claiming that on the evening of the murder he was with her and therefore has no fault. Unfortunately, this is not the case. And now he must also explain the secret room and what was found in it by the anti-mafia investigators.

Source: L'Espresso – News, inchieste e approfondimenti Espresso by espresso.repubblica.it.

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