Pirelli boss receives suspended sentence in spying case
A Milan court has handed Pirelli chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera a 20 month suspended sentence for receiving stolen information about Italian public figures during the time he was chairman of Telecom Italia. Judge Anna Calabi also ordered him to pay Telecom Italia 900,000 euros compensation.
The case began in February and relates to events dating back to 2004, specifically accusations that a number of Telecom Italia employees spied on public figures in Italy using information illegally sourced from Telecom Italia phone data. A lawyer for Tronchetti Provera – who was not in court – said the Pirelli boss denies any wrongdoing. Tronchetti Provera intends to appeal the sentence, which will not take effect until the appeal process is exhausted.