The financial police arrested Cecilia Marogna, the manager of the Becciu case in Milan, for an international arrest warrant issued by the Vatican investigators through Interpol. This is the woman, an expert in diplomatic relations, involved in the financial scandal that is sweeping the Vatican. Transfers for half a million euros received from the Holy See would have been targeted. The accusation is of embezzlement for diversion of assets.
The transfers under investigation would concern covert humanitarian operations in Asia and Africa, but almost half would have ended up in the purchase of luxury goods.
The 39-year-old allegedly established relations with the Vatican Secretariat of State in 2016, when Cardinal Angelo Becciu was a substitute, presenting herself as an expert in diplomatic relations and mediator in international crises. Holding a letter signed by Becciu who credited her as trusted person, would have received the money in several tranches between December 2018 and July 2019 in the current account of the Logsic, the “ghost” company based in Ljubljana of which she is the administrator. All payments with the purpose of “contribution for humanitarian mission”.