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ORGANISED CRIME and "PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION" in Italy.
A shocking reality lesson from Pomarico, Province of Matera,Basilicata
Dear Visitors of this Web-Site,
If you wish to know more about the real confines between organised crime, the Mafia and "Public Administration" in Italy, then please continue to read this web-site.
Why are we denouncing them and what do we want to bring to your attention. Please allow us to explain:
We are an Italian family of "Gastarbeiter" (guest-workers in Germany).
In 1958 Antonio Uricchio, his wife and seven children were forced to leave their native Pomarico in order to seek work in Munich, Germany as there was no work for them in Pomarico. Ironically, Antonio had received military honours from the Italian State for outstanding committment against Nazi Germany.
Germany gave us the opportunity to make an honest living and accumulate savings as well as the professional training which Italy was incapable of providing.
We decided to invest all our German savings in Pomarico and purchased 10,000 square metres of land in the new town centre. Despite a thousand difficulties which had to be overcome, we eventually succeeded in building a house in order to satisfy our overwhelming desire to return to our home town. We submitted construction plans and offered to dedicate our "modest abilities" to contributing to the town's development. What actually happened was that the commercial value of our house was reduced to zero as a direct result of the perverse, corrupt, Mafia mentality which we found ourselves up against.(Therefore: Watch out ! In this area price is what you pay ! Value i what you get ! -zero- !)
The mayor of Pomarico and his friends, in order to isolate our house and property, have "modernized" a district highway on our property. By doing so, they have stolen about 4,000 square metres of our land and put us in serious danger.
As a direct result of this Italian "modernisation" Mr Antonio Uricchio lost his life in 1992 in a car accident as he stepped out of the house in order to cross the street.
(In the background you can see the house of the family Uricchio in Pomarico. The mayor and his friends claim now, after having modernized the street, that from the point of street safety the situation created in Pomarico is perfect !)
In his actions to loot our property, the mayor of Pomarico is being supported by his friends. i.e.the President of the Province of Matera who has also been vice-president of the anti-mafia commission in Italy, by the local police, the technicians, the prefecture of Matera, the court of Matera and many others.
The targeted measures have so far led to the massacre of the family Uricchio in Pomarico and to the total looting and annihilation to the commercial value of the bought property.
And guess what? For years we have been denouncing this outrageous attitude. We have brought it to court, activated lawyers, put in petitions. It all turned out to be useless. We also asked the police and justice for help. Everything we do turns out to be useless.
Yet as well as the legal action taken, we fixed in September 2005 banners on our property (in the new town centre and along the "modernised street") in order to call attention to our problem. On these banners written in German, Italian and English we have stated that by buying the property of approx 10.000 square metres in Pomarico, we ended up in the hands of the Mafia, who in this area is simply the mayor, the "public administration" pack of thieves, that also steal money from the Italian State and the EU. The banners have been there since September 2005 and are still there today. It is perplexing that nobody reacts! We have also not been denounced for our accusations (which can easily be proven). They just don't care, not even enough to reciprocate.
powerful official of this area with a criminal record who together
with his "friends" continues to operate his corrupt
construction speculation with impunity and has the power to crush
honest families, was at one stage received by President Carlo
Azeglio Ciampi on merit! Yet our complaints continue to fall on
deaf ears. There seems to be no limit to administrative perversity
in this part of Italy.