|Member of the Italian Senate|
15 March 2013
|Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies|
26 May 2001 – 14 March 2013
8 May 1951 |
|Political party||Italian Republican Party
The People of Freedom
Liberal Popular Alliance
|Alma mater||University of Florence|
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 participation in illegal secret activities, aiming to influence the verdict of the Italian Constitutional Court regarding the Lodo Alfano (the law was later declared anti-constitutional).
In March 2016 the Senator Denis Verdini was sentenced by the Seventh Criminal Chamber of the Court of Rome to two years for complicity in corruption relating for the renovation of the Marshals School of Florence. Read more: http://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2016/03/17/denis-verdini-condannato-a-2-anni-per-corruzione-nel-processo-sulla-scuola-dei-marescialli-di-firenze/2556019/
|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