Eni asks 100 thousand euros to newspaper Domani
Oil giant Eni has asked the newspaper “Domani” the payment of 100 thousand euros “within 10 days”, in the absence of which will file a lawsuit. In the scope of the company’s lawyers an article dedicated to the Attorney General of Milan Francesca Nanni, in which it was written that the court, in the grounds of the judgment in which he acquitted the 15 defendants at first instance in the trial on alleged corruption in Nigeria, “recognizes the possibility of a bribe but points the finger at the prosecutors who would have been unable to bring full evidence for the conviction”. The Court had written that “at the outcome of the investigation it was not possible to reconstruct with certainty all the facts subject to the indictment despite the acquisition of thousands of documents and the cross-examination of dozens of witnesses and consultants of the party”. Eni contests the fact that the newspaper directed by Stefano Feltri did not acknowledge in the article that the acquittal was recognized “because the fact does not exist”. The group considers more generally to be the subject of a “smear press campaign” by the newspaper, consisting of several articles of which that is considered “exemplary” and for this reason it asks of compensation for the damage it claims to have suffered.