Disappointing Palermo’s honest citizens

Lawyer Riccardo La Cognata recounts the events after reformist judge Giovanni Falcone was murdered in Sicily by the Mafia, how politicians wept at his funeral only to return to their bad behavior.

Storyteller: Riccardo La Cognata

Date of Story: 23 May, 1992
Location of Story: Palermo, Italy
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: 2 February, 2016

This post is part of a collaboration with author Davide Rubini to collect the stories of Italy in the aftermath of the “Bribesville” (Tangentopoli) scandals of the 1990s. Find out more about Rubini’s new novel,  il fischio finale (The Final Blow).