top of page


The accusation: "It was the bank that instigated me to commit suicide"

Piombino Dese. He tried to take his own life in the company, today he is determined to bring Antonveneta-Mps before the judge also for usury and extortion

by Alice Ferretti

PIOMBINO DESE. Five years have passed since that cursed February 19, 2013, when Michele Nepitali, now 51, a small entrepreneur in the eyeglass case packaging sector, attempted to take his own life within his company, Nepbor di Piombino Dese. It was a Tuesday night. Nepitali had tied a strap around his neck, then hung himself on the bracket of a forklift that he had placed at maximum height. To save him, unconscious but alive, his family, informed by a family friend that the entrepreneur had called shortly before to say goodbye. At the base of all the despair in seeing their business collapse and the awareness of not being able to stay afloat anymore. Today that Nepbor no longer exists, that difficult years have passed economically but above all psychologically, Michele Nepitali has decided to denounce those who, in his opinion, contributed to throwing him on the pavement and inducing him to put an end to his life. And so a couple of weeks ago, followed by the lawyer Umberto Giovannoni of the Padua bar, he filed a lawsuit against the bank, accused of usurious rates and of having prevented him from starting a financial restructuring plan.

Mr. Nepitali, you have a wife and a child, how did you come to decide to make such a dramatic gesture?

“I didn't see a solution. I was under strong pressure from the banks. I received three or four calls a day telling me I had to go back. '

On that February 19 on his table, in addition to a farewell note, an Equitalia folder was found.

«Yes, from 29 thousand euros. It was the straw that broke the camel's back, but my financial difficulties arose due to the difficult relations with Banca Antonventa / Mps ”.

She had a lease with the bank first, then a mortgage loan on her warehouse. Couldn't pay anymore?

"The eyewear sector was in crisis, customers were not paying, and the bank instead of coming to meet me, knowing my difficulties, exploited its dominant position to reject all my proposals for a repayment plan and demanded an immediate return:" Either you come back or we are forced to report you to the risk center "».

So what happened?

«The cancellation of all credit lines and therefore an irreversible liquidity crisis. I have no longer been able to fulfill my corporate and tax obligations ».

Did he have employees?

“You're employees plus my wife and me. One by one I had to leave everyone at home ».

When did you realize that your company was not sinking?

«In December of 2012. I started having bad thoughts. In February I had a breakdown. I could not do it anymore".

Did your family members know about the crisis situation?

“No, I didn't say anything. Out of pride. And so as not to give thoughts to my wife ».

What is the bank accusing?

"Instigation to suicide, usury and extortion".

These are serious allegations.

“I can prove it. As for the instigation to suicide, the days before my attempt to take my life I received several phone calls, and also a visit to the company, from the branch manager, who stressed me several times: "Read the contract carefully" , referring to the insurance cover due to death. Fatality this director was transferred the day after my suicide attempt ».

And the wear?

"I had an expert in banking law carry out some appraisals: it appears that 35,000 and 500 euros would have to be restored to me but that usurious rates have been applied to me".

What are you asking now?

"First of all, that the Nepbor warehouse, for which the MPS has initiated the expropriation procedures, is not auctioned off

May 28, and that my wife's house is not foreclosed. As a body of crime, I would like them to be subjected to preventive seizure. Then the judge appoints a technical consultant in order to accept the crime of usury. And that whoever led me to such a desperate gesture, pays ».

THE MORNING OF PADUA of 31 March 2018

The ultras father of Mogliano denounced and towards Daspo

by Alice Ferretti PADUA

In sight there is not only a civil and criminal complaint, but even a Daspo for the ultras father of M ogliano Rugby, who two Sundays ago attacked a young Petrarca player at Guizza. SB, father of L., the kid attacked, has already given the mandate to proceed criminally and civilly to the Paduan lawyer Umberto Giovannoni, who in these hours will file the complaint against the parent-fan accused of having beaten the 15-year-old Petrarchino. An incident on which the Digos of the Police Headquarters is also investigating, which in all likelihood in conjunction with the complaint will inflict on the parent the Daspo, ie the ban on participating in sports events. A rather singular fact, especially in the context of rugby, a sport that has always been associated with values ​​of loyalty, respect and sharing, also considering the type of match and the young age of the athletes on the field. November 19, when a match of the Under 16 Elite championship is being played between Petrarca and Mogliano at the Centro Geremia in Padua. 15 minutes from the end, following an unwelcome tackle by a Petrarca player and the consequent reaction foul by an opponent of Mogliano, a dispute begins between the two players which soon turns into a brawl. next to the throw-in line. In the confusion, with the intent to quell the spirits, several other players of the two teams intervene, including LB.A real turmoil that lasted about twenty seconds ensues, which probably would have ended up at most with a couple of cards if from board field the parent of the rugby player of Mogliano had not punched the young Petrarchino's face, causing him a sprain of the cervical spine. Moreover LB, after being yanked by the opponent's father, to try not to lose his balance and fall ruinously to the ground, placed his hand on the fence that separates the field from the audience, causing the fracture of all the fingers and a prognosis. 45 days.The match was suspended by the referee with 12 minutes remaining. Of the measures taken by the sports judge of the regional Fir we report in the article alongside, the gravity of the facts remains, which will have an unpleasant judicial aftermath. A game certainly to be forgotten for the two Venetian rugby clubs and for their players. A game that, unfortunately, will now continue in the courtrooms.

THE MORNING OF PADUA 01 December 2017

The fate of Seyi, from Serie A
the risk of repatriation

The case ended at the Arcella. The Ficg: no permission

PADUA The expulsion from the pitch is a risk that he always takes into account, like all his colleagues, that from the national borders is an unprecedented sword of Damocles that he is trying to dodge at any cost. Seyi Adeleke, a 24-year-old Nigerian footballer, lives in Padua and is waiting to know if he is professional enough to stay in Italy: the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has denied him the authorization to renew his residence permit because Arcella (his new team) is enrolled in a championship of the National Amateur League. But in the past Adeleke has trod much more prestigious stages, so much so that he has played two matches in the FIFA Club World Cup. A controversial story just like the curriculum of the young Nigerian talent, noticed and taken from Lazio when he was not yet eighteen: Adeleke, a promising left-handed winger able to play both in defense and in midfield, grows in the youth teams of the Biancoceleste club and collects 39 appearances in the Primavera championship without ever reaching the first team.

In 2011 he moved to Pergocrema (now Pergolettese) in the First Division of the Lega Pro (the former Serie C1), where he took the field 17 times and scored three goals: a year later, when he returned to the base for the end of the loan, the value of his card has doubled and reaches one hundred thousand euros. Lazio, however, prefers to make him mature in the lower categories and spins him on loan two more times, first in C2 at Salernitana and then in Challenge League (Swiss Serie B) at Biel-Bienne. Thanks to a broken foot, the performance is lower than expected: Adeleke plays only twenty games in two years and in 2014 leaves Europe to join the ranks of Western Sydney Wanderers. In five months, Adeleke made 4 appearances in the Australian A-League and above all two tokens in the FIFA Club World Cup won by Real Madrid. It is an important showcase, but in February 2015 Adeleke remains without a contract and decides to return to Italy, this time in Padua (where a cousin lives). Waiting for offers from more famous teams, the Nigerian full-back is registered by the Arcella (First category) and contributes to the return of the company in Promotion after sixty years.

The cold shower came right after the celebrations and deserves a slow motion analysis: last June the Padua police headquarters asked Adeleke for the authorization of the National Olympic Committee (Coni) to renew the residence permit. To receive it, the green light of the FIGC would be needed, but the person in charge of the registration replies that the practice "is reserved exclusively for professional athletes". In short, the curriculum does not count: for the FIGC Adeleke today plays in Promotion and therefore is an amateur. For the lawyer Umberto Giovannoni, who appealed to the labor court, Adeleke is instead a professional in all respects because the FIFA regulations (of which the FIGC is a part) define such a player who "in exchange for his performance receives a payment higher than the expenses actually incurred in the performance of the football performance ». In an era of restrictions linked to terrorism and the refugee emergency, this case sounds like a paradox. In the meantime, Adeleke received a proposal from the newborn Vigontina San Paolo (series D), bound however to the renewal of the residence permit. And he lives with the nightmare of going underground: "Italy is a second home for me - says Adeleke -. I have lived here for nine years, I have many ties and have always worked, I did not expect such a situation. I love football and I just want my freedom ».

CORRIERE DEL VENETO 12 September 2016

Padua: He makes the transfer, then crashes. Insurance: no money


Compensation denied: "The money hadn't arrived yet"

He pays his life insurance premium and three days later dies in a car accident. Yet family members have not seen any compensation. Why? The response of INA Assitalia to Lucia Tosato's relatives is clear: the installment was actually paid, but since the bank transfer usually takes four days to reach its destination, and the woman died in that time window, it was de facto uncovered and therefore not insured. An answer that left the woman's relatives speechless and caused the lawyer Umberto Giovannoni to scream scandal that is following them.

All this without taking into account that the woman had been paying for that policy regularly for about ten years (about 500 euros a year) and that the insurance company also refused to repay the paid-in capital. "The practice is this: they reject to the bitter end every request for compensation in the hope that many decide not to sue - explained the lawyer - but we will certainly take a civil case. They oblige the consumer to find a lawyer and spend money to get back what they owe in the hope that many will give up. Is absurd".

Lucia Tosato died on October 28 in a road accident on the west ring road of Padua and caused by the woman driving another vehicle. On the 25th, three days earlier, he had paid the installment regularly. "The company deliberately does not consider the difference between the account balance and the liquid balance - added the lawyer - if even the money was not yet available to INA Assitalia, it had already gone out of the woman's account and was already accounted for in their account. In the meantime, I have already asked the control agency to verify the misconduct of the insurance company ».

Author: Riccardo Bastianello - CORRIERE DEL VENETO

Technicians are suing the CNR: Venetians win, Paduans lose

Same position, they had asked for the same allowance. The lagoon court was much faster: 7 months against 26

VENICE - Same appeal, same lawyer, but different sentences. Victims of justice are six Paduan retirees, former laboratory technicians of the National Research Council (CNR).

It all started in 2010. On May 19, the six Paduans defended by the lawyer Umberto Giovannoni have filed an appeal with the Labor Court because the CNR has liquidated their severance pay (severance pay) without taking into account the institution's indemnity. Same thing seven Venetians did on July 2, 2010 and always through the lawyer Giovannoni . On 23 February 2011 the Venice Labor Court, through judge Margherita Bortolaso, expressed its opinion and accepted the appeal of the seven pensioners of the CNR. On July 20, 2012 it was the turn of the Labor Court of Padua. And judge Francesco Perrone rejected the appeal and sentenced "the applicants to pay the costs of litigation in favor of the CNR, quantified at € 3,540 ...".

Among the retirees mocked by justice is Bruno Favarato, laboratory technician at the Cnr of Padua from 1969 to 2006. «It is incredible what happened - said Favarato - and the economic damage we have suffered is important. I will have to give up about 10 thousand euros of compensation from the institution and then we have to pay the court costs. Through the UIL of Rome I tried to understand what happened, but the answer has always been the same. They told me it can happen because it depends on how the judges interpret the law. In the meantime, we lost some money - Favaro concluded - and we have to spend others if we want to present a new appeal. And then we were surprised by the slowness of expression of the Padua Labor Court, which has passed since we filed an appeal against the seven months of Venice "

GAZZETTINO - January 4, 2013

He hasn't paid his rent in a year
Eviction to the DMV

Arrears for thousands of euros, the notice to the ministry. Galleria Spagna offices owned by a Roman company are at risk

The Motorization in corso Spagna in Padua (Bergamaschi)

PADUA - The Motorization Civil of Padua, the office that deals, among other things, with the issuing of licenses and the overhaul of cars, could soon be forced to leave the headquarters of Galleria Spagna 10, in the industrial area. In fact, since May 2011, he does not pay the rent to the owner of the building where he is renting. And, in recent days, she was joined by a formal eviction notice. According to the complaint of the owner of the building, the «Groma Srl» of Rome, a service company that belongs to the Italian pension fund for freelance surveyors, the amount of the debt accumulated by the DMV would have exceeded 233 thousand euros. In the eviction notice, which reached not only the offices of the Padua Motorization, but also those of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Rome (the "referent" of the Motorization itself) and the State Attorney's Office in Venice, we speak for the accuracy of a figure equal to 233,889.62 euros.

The arrears would be due to the accumulation of various unpaid sums. In May 2011, the DMV would have paid "only" 28,109.40 euros instead of the 121,803.78 due (a difference of over 93 thousand euros); while in September of the same year he would have paid "only" 25,729.44 euros instead of 124,999.62 (a difference, in this case, of almost 100 thousand euros). In the face of these delays, the owner of the property would initially have solicited the fulfillment of the obligations of the "tenant"; finally, having ascertained the inertia, he turned to a lawyer, in this case the lawyer Umberto Giovannoni, who started the case. But why would the DMV have stopped paying the "rent" to the Rome company regularly, to the point of risking eviction? We addressed the question to the Directorate General of the DMV; without however receiving an answer. "We cannot confirm or deny the fact," said the director's secretary. The lease contract between the Motorizzazione Civile and «Groma Srl» dates back to November 1998. At the time the rent amounted to 290 million lire. The occupied area is over 2000 square meters and also includes fourteen outdoor parking spaces. The offices of Galleria Spagna are frequented every day by dozens of young people, struggling with the exams for the driving license; but not only. The Motorization is also contacted for the issue of authorizations for buses intended for rental service and also for issues related to the inland navigation sector. Now the court of Padua will decide on the eviction. The hearing that will have to decide whether to validate the eviction and whether to order the DMV to pay compensation for damages has been set for 8 May.

Giovanni Viafora - COURIER OF VENETO
04 April 2012

Son against father on the Pat di Vigonza

VIGONZA: The territorial planning plan has pitted the son against the father. The "Vigonza Sos" association presented an extraordinary appeal to the head of state asking for the cancellation of the municipal council resolution that adopted the Pat and all the consequent acts. The appeal is signed by the lawyer Umberto Giovannoni, president of "Vigonza Sos" and son of Pietro Giovannoni, president of the municipal council and provincial councilor of the Carroccio.
There are three reasons in support of the appeal. The first concerns the lack of involvement of citizens in the formation of the urban planning tool. Many professionals and some associations had asked the previous Vigonza administration to be involved in the discussion on the Pat, a right recognized by law. The requests had been rejected but the comparison, it was assured, would take place during the observations on the plan. This will not be possible since the current administration has decided that the observations will be evaluated by a special commission.
The second reason put forward by the applicants hinges on the fact that the approved Pat has nothing to do with the work carried out previously, even if it is formally referred to. In summary, the cards on the table would have been changed as regards the limitation of commercial settlements in Busa and Perarolo (where the warehouses are implemented), the recognition of the need for a settlement for essential services in Codiverno (which jumps), the safeguard of the rural and agricultural vocation of Vigonza (where instead residential settlements are planned), the increase in greenery (while part of the public green obtained from the previous subdivisions would be made buildable).
Finally, the conflict of interest: the municipal councilor of the PDL Sandro Benato, co-owner of land included in the Pat, participated in the discussion and vote.
"In our opinion - comments the lawyer Giovannoni - the approval of the Pat has flaws and irregularities".


March 20, 2010

bottom of page