Denis Verdini

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The Honourable
Denis Verdini
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Member of the Italian Senate
Assumed office
15 March 2013
Constituency Florence
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
In office
26 May 2001 – 14 March 2013
Constituency Florence
Personal details
Born (1951-05-08) 8 May 1951 (age 65)
Fivizzano, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Italian Republican Party
(1970s–1995)
Forza Italia
(1995–2009)
The People of Freedom
(2009–2013)
Forza Italia
(2013–2015)
Liberal Popular Alliance
(2015–present)
Children Tommaso
Francesca
Diletta
Alma mater University of Florence
Profession Tax advisor

Denis Verdini (born 8 May 1951 in Fivizzano) is an Italian politician and banker.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] He is a minor shareholder (15%) of the newspaper Il Foglio.

In 2009, after Berlusconi created The People of Freedom, he was named member of the national coordination office, together with Ignazio La Russa and Sandro Bondi.

On 23 July 2010 he resigned as president of Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino after his involvement in the so-called "P3" scandal,[2] 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 July 2015, Verdini left Forza Italia and founded a new political party Liberal Popular Alliance, in support of Matteo Renzi's government.

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/

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verdini's profile at Italian lower House" (in Italian). Italian Chamber of Deputies. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "P3: Dell'Utri in procura a Roma" (in Italian). ANSA. 2010-06-27. 

External links[edit]

Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
Legislatures
XIV, XV, XVI

2001 – present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Sandro Bondi
National coordinator of Forza Italia
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Himself
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
Incumbent