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Just a few lines typed on the computer in which he explains to his family that he has lost his entire life savings: savings bonds, a gold ingot and cash. Luigino D’Angelo, a pensioner of 68 from Civitavecchia, former ENEL employee, had entrusted to Banca Popolare dell’Etruria e del Lazio, one of the four banks which were the object of the  rescue operation put in place by the decree ‘‘Save-Banks’’, which has cleared the value of the shares and subordinated bonds issued by the institutes.

Last November 28, Luigino D’Angelo hung himself with a rope on the balcony of his flat. The body was found by his wife, who called the police and the emergency unit. The letter of the pensioner, found 11 days after the suicide, was spread by the director of a local online newspaper. The letter seems to be a true indictment of the credit institution. According to information reported by some media, the pensioner – an account holder for 50 years – was trying to regain possession of his money. Besides, in his letter, D’Angelo accuses Banca d’Etruria of having changed his profile from low- to high-risk.

He his entire life savings due to the crash of Banca d’Etruria and desperation has led him to suicide. A pensioner from Civitavecchia killed himseld after having lost all of his savings, 110 thousand euros, entrusted to Banca Etruria, one of the four banks involved in the rescue operation of the decree ‘‘Save-Banks’’. Reports Etruria News, stating that the 68-year-old man, Luigino D’Angelo, hung himself with a rope on the balcony of his flat. His suicide happened on November 28, but only today the members of his family have found in the computer the letter in which the man explains his deed.

The tragedy triggered also the interest of the consumer associations Adusbef and Federconsumatori, which asked the Public Prosecutor of Civitavecchia to open an investigation “for incitement to suicide and to check whether Bankitalia’s decree adopted by the government with regard to the resolution of the four banks is compatible with the provisions of criminal law and the Constitution’s article 47 which protects savings”.

Codacons, in its turn, decided to make a complaint to the Prosecutor General of the Republic in Civitavecchia for the offense of incitement to suicide. “We are asking the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Civitavecchia to open an investigation on the basis of the article 580 of the Penal Code, to establish possible liability of third parties for the suicide of a pensioner – explained the president Carlo Rienzi -. Specifically, we want to know if any behaviors of the public bodies or individuals could have, somehow, contributed to this tragic act, pushing the man to despair, and consequently to suicide”.

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