Naples Cardinal receives suspended prison sentence
In only the latest of a series of court cases involving Cardinal Michele Giordano of Naples, he was given a suspended prison sentence on Tuesday after being found guilty of renovating a building without permission.
Cardinal Giordano received a suspended sentence of four months and 15 days. Two years ago, he was acquitted of charges of complicity in a loan sharking ring that involved his nephew.
Cardinal Giordano was charged with funneling $A898,553 to his nephew who allegedly lent it at exorbitant interest rates to struggling businesses. The cardinal is also involved in another case in which he is charged with tax evasion.
Archdiocese of Naples
23 May 2002