ROME - An investigation for Byline Times by the Citizens and il Fatto Quotidiano can exclusively reveal how a Catholic charity is being run by a former National Front member who has promoted a number of conspiracy theories and fundraised for a far-right Italian politician who was arrested and imprisoned for his part in violence which erupted at anti-Green Pass protests in 2021.
The findings come 22 years after The Guardian first revealed how far-right Italian politician Roberto Fiore was using the St George Education Trust (SGET), as well as a second charity The Trust of St Michael Archangel (TSMA) and a number of businesses, to launder money from illegal activities.
Both the TSMA and SGET, of whom Fiore was a trustee, were encouraged to sever links with him and had their assets frozen pending investigation. However, Byline Times can now show how the relationship continued, with SGET supporters encouraged to make donations during lockdown to support Fiore.
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- MASS MISINFORMATION, The Catholic Charity & the Far-Right Activists, Byline Times, 6/01/2023.
- Fonogramma dell’Interpol smentisce il fascista Fiore, il Fatto Quotidiano, 30/01/2023.
- In Uk, 42 anni dopo, ancora secretato il file sull’estradizione del “camerata”, il Fatto Quotidiano, 30/01/2023.
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