New ‘bonus’ case in the Lega di Matteo Salvini. After the two deputies, Andrea Dara and Elena Murelli, who ended up in the crosshairs for having collected the bonus for VAT, another parliamentarian, the Piedmontese senator Marzia Casolati, was suspended.
A 50-year-old Turin trader, Casolati has received, even if already repaid, the Piedmont bonus, the non-repayable grant established by the Region to support the companies affected by the lockdown due to the coronavirus emergency.
“After having listened to and verified the position, as in the previous cases, the suspension measure was taken for the senator”, explained the leader of the Northern League in the Senate, Massimiliano Romeo. Casolati, it is explained, received the contribution of 1,500 euros from the Piedmont Region. “Even if no offense has been committed – Romeo pointed out – and the contribution has already been fully repaid for some time, it is not appropriate for parliamentarians to access this type of subsidy. The measure has already been accepted and shared by the person concerned. “.
Elected to Parliament for the first time in 2018, in the single-member constituency of Moncalieri, Casolati has been a Northern League militant for at least 28 years. Since 1995, owner of the family goldsmith shop (80 years of activity), he began political activity as group leader in the VIII district of Turin (currently he is the group leader in the I district). “I approached politics in 1992, driven by the desire to grow and defend the territory in which I was born and raised”, reads her Facebook page.