Giuseppe Ciarrapico

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Giuseppe Giarrapico
Senator of Italian Parliament
In office
29 April 2008 15 March 2013
Constituency Lazio
Personal details
Born(1934-01-28)28 January 1934
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died14 April 2019 (aged 85)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party The People of Freedom
Profession Entrepreneur, politician

Giuseppe Ciarrapico (28 January 1934 – 14 April 2019) [1] was an Italian entrepreneur, publisher and politician. He was president of the football club AS Roma from 1991 and 1993, and a senator of Italy for Silvio Berlusconi's The People of Freedom party in 2008-2012. Ciarrapico was convicted and imprisoned several times due to his involvement in financial scandals. [2]

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Ciarrapico was born in Rome, but grew up in Ciociaria. A supporter of Fascism in his youth, he was the printer for the manifestoes of the Italian neo-Fascist party, MSI, in his printing plant at Cassino.[ citation needed ] His publishing house also released revisionist books and pamphlets. Later in his life became nearer to Giulio Andreotti's right-wing current within Democrazia Cristiana (then Italy's major centre party).[ citation needed ]

Rome Capital city and comune in Italy

Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.


Ciociaria is an area of Central Italy roughly corresponding to the province of Frosinone, Lazio, but without a defined border nor historical identity. The name was adopted by a fascist movement of Frosinone as an ethnic denomination for the province of Frosinone, when it was created in 1927. In the Middle Ages, this region was referred to as Campagna. The local dialect, now known as ciociaro, was earlier referred to as campanino. In more recent times, the term Campagna Romana, or Roman Campagna, a favorite subject of countless painters from all over Europe, has referred to the adjoining region to the north of Ciociaria, but part of the Province of Rome.

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Ciarrapico was also the owner of the large mineral water plants at Fiuggi, [3] as well as of a series of private hospitals in Rome, of the aerotaxi company Air Capitol and of the Roman restaurant Casina Valadier. His holding Italfin '80, under which his properties were collected, went bankrupt in the early 1990s: after being prosecuted for bankruptcy in 1993, Ciarrapico was forced to abandon the presidency of Rome's football club AS Roma, which he had acquired in April 1991. Ciarrapico was tried and sentenced to 4 and a half years imprisonment, [4] later reduced to 3 years. He was also involved in the Samif-Italsanità healthcare scandal, after which he was imprisoned at Regina Coeli on 21 March 1993; in the same year he was again accused and imprisoned for illegal financing of political parties. He was also sentenced 5.5 years (later reduced to 4.5) [5] in the trial for the Banco Ambrosiano bankrupt.[ citation needed ]

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In 1997 he founded a newspaper, Oggi Sicilia , which was closed in 2000. Ciarrapico's chain of local newspapers also included Ciociaria Oggi , Latina Oggi and Nuovo Oggi Molise. In 2012 Ciarrapico's publishing company was sold because of financial difficulties.[ citation needed ]

In 2010, when he was a senator for Silvio Berlusconi's party, part of his properties were confiscated by the Guardia di Finanza due to Ciarrapico's illegal acquisition of state contributions for a total of 20 million euros between 2002 and 2007. [6]

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