|Member of Italian Chamber of Deputies|
26 May 2001
8 May 1951 |
Fivizzano, province of Massa and Carrara
|Political party||Forza Italia (2013-present)|
|Italian Republican Party (until 2001)
Forza Italia (2001–2009)
The People of Freedom (2009–2013)
|Profession||Tax advisor, politician|
Denis Verdini (born 8 May 1951, in Fivizzano) is an Italian politician and banker.
He graduated in Political Sciences and later became president of the local cooperative bank Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino.
He began his political career in the Italian Republican Party, without being elected in the 1994 Italian general elections. After Silvio Berlusconi's victory in those elections, he became a member of his Forza Italia party. He was subsequently elected in the Italian Parliament in 2001, 2006 and 2008. He is a minor shareholder (15%) of the newspaper Il Foglio.
On 23 July 2010 he resigned as president of Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino after his involvement in the so-called "P3" scandal, in which he has been charged for corruption and participation in illegal secret activities, aiming to influence the verdict of the Italian Constitutional Court regarding the Lodo Alfano, a law by which Berlusconi would escape his penal involvements due to its institutional role (the law was later declared anti-constitutional). Verdini is also under investigation by the Court of Florence for corruption.
|Italian Chamber of Deputies|
Title jointly held
|Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
XIV, XV, XVI
2001 – present
|Party political offices|
|National coordinator of Forza Italia
with Sandro Bondi and Ignazio La Russa
as National Coordinator of People of Freedom
|New political party||National coordinator of The People of Freedom
2009 – present
With: Sandro Bondi
Ignazio La Russa