Ferdinando Imposimato

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Ferdinando Imposimato
Personal details
Born (1936-04-09) 9 April 1936 (age 79)
Maddaloni, Italy
Political party Five Star Movement
Alma mater University of Naples

Ferdinando Imposimato (born 9 April 1936) is an Italian magistrate, the Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy.


Imposimato was born at Maddaloni, in the province of Caserta, in 1936. He graduated in law at the University of Naples in 1959. After becoming police vice-commissar, he worked in Brescia and then in Forlì. After one year in Rome as a functionary of the Ministry of Treasury, he become a magistrate in 1964.

During his career as prosecutor, Imposimato was in charge of investigation for the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, Mehmet Ali Ağca's attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, the assassination of banker Michele Sindona, and several Mafia trials. In 1981 he was in charge of the trial against the Banda della Magliana. Two years later, his brother Franco was killed in revenge and, after endless menaces against his family from organized crime, he left his work as judge in 1986, working as United Nations consultant against the drugs market. He also dealt with violations of human rights in South America.

In 1987 Imposimato was elected to the Italian Senate on the list of the Independent Left, associated with the Italian Communist Party. In 1992 he was re-elected to the Chamber of Deputies. He was a member of the Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission in three consecutive legislatures.

He believes that the FBI was aware of the presence of the 9/11 terrorists in the United States but did not alert the CIA.[1]

In January 2015 he was nominated by the Five Star Movement as its candidate for the 2015 presidential election after an online survey by supporters of the movement, winning 32% of the votes.[2]


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