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« Reply #510 on: February 11, 2015, 07:17:40 PM »

A court in the town of Grosseto found him guilty of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his passengers in one of the highest-profile shipping disasters in recent years.

However the judges rejected a request that Schettino begin his sentence immediately. They ruled instead that [Schettino] would not go to prison until the appeals process is completed, which can take years. "

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/11/us-italy-ship-idUSKBN0LF12H20150211

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« Reply #511 on: February 11, 2015, 07:42:54 PM »

"On Wednesday, before the three-judge panel began deliberations, Capt. Schettino addressed the court, saying his “head was sacrificed” as a scapegoat to safeguard economic interests."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/costa-corcordia-captain-found-guilty-1423673970

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« Reply #512 on: February 11, 2015, 07:49:45 PM »

"The prosecution rejected the argument of Capt Schettino's lawyers that he had unfairly been made a scapegoat and that the other officers who were on the bridge on the night of the collision should have been tried alongside him.

Mr Pizza continued:

Quote It takes nerve to continue to insist that the fault lies with others.

We ask you, the judges, that he should receive the right punishment, a punishment that will re-establish the truth of what happened to the Concordia."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11404978/Costa-Concordia-trial-verdict-live.html

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« Reply #513 on: February 11, 2015, 07:49:55 PM »

Oh yeah, he's clearly the victim here.  
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« Reply #514 on: February 11, 2015, 07:58:42 PM »

"The 54-year-old was given ten years for manslaughter, five for causing a shipwreck, one for abandoning ship, and a further month for giving false information to port authorities.

His lawyers had launched a last-minute appeal yesterday attempting to blame the rest of the crew for the accident, but their attempts failed.

But despite the guilty verdict today, Schettino remains a free man and still has the right to two legal appeals which can take years to process, meaning he may never see the inside of a cell."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2949670/Costa-Concordia-s-Captain-Coward-sentenced-16-years-jail-manslaughter-charges.html

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« Reply #515 on: July 23, 2015, 12:28:21 PM »

"The court said Schettino knew people were still aboard the Costa Concordia when he boarded a life boat and abandoned the ship, adding that he did this "to save himself with the precise intention of not getting back on the ship". In the report, judges said the situation when Schettino abandoned the Concordia was such as "to make it impossible or difficult" for the passengers still aboard to "find safety". "The 32 deaths of the people on board the Concordia wouldn't have happened if (Schettino) had managed the emergency with expertise and diligence," the report said, and if he had adhered to "dutiful" regulations for a situation of that kind. During the emergency, Schettino received a call from Italian Coast Guard Commander Gregorio De Falco, who in the aftermath of the disaster was hailed as a "hero" for ordering Schettino to return to the sinking Concordia. In the report, the Grosseto court said that during the conversation, Schettino was "improvising, recounting a movie that was playing only in his imagination," and the judges compared Schettino to an improvisational actor. "Those lies are offensive towards the hundreds of people who were trapped," said the report, adding that they were even more so towards "those who didn't make it".

http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/150429/Court-explains-Concordia-captain-Schettino-s-16-yr-sentence.html

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« Reply #516 on: August 01, 2015, 02:50:40 PM »

"The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, investigators have said.

’Ndrangheta, the feared Calabrian crime syndicate, had its drugs hidden aboard the huge cruise ship that partially capsized in January 2012 with the loss of 32 lives, phone and tape recordings of gang members have revealed.

“The same ship that made us a laughing stock around the world, took the piss out of us, too,” ’Ndrangheta boss Michele Rossi is heard saying to an associate, Massimo Tiralongo, according to police officers investigating the organisation’s vast cocaine-trafficking operation.

In addition to vessels operated by Costa Cruises, ’Ndrangheta also placed its drugs on ships owned by MSC and Norwegian Cruise Lines, which travel between Europe, North America and the Caribbean, according to details of the criminal investigation revealed in La Repubblica."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/costa-concordia-shipment-of-mob-drugs-was-hidden-aboard-cruise-liner-when-it-hit-rocks-off-italian-coast-investigators-say-10144558.html
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http://www.wfsb.com/story/31074750/photos-show-haunting-remains-of-sunken-cruise-ship
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« Reply #518 on: June 04, 2016, 08:21:02 AM »

"Florence’s appeals court has upheld the 16-year jail term for Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which sank off Italy in 2012 leaving 32 people dead.

Schettino was not in court when the verdict was read out by presiding judge Grazia D’Onofrio. He will not be jailed immediately pending a possible further appeal and it is unlikely he will ever the complete sentence because of Italy’s crammed jails and generous parole system."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/31/costa-concordia-captain-appeal-rejected-francesco-schettino
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« Reply #519 on: June 04, 2016, 08:26:41 AM »

"Schettino said he had taken the ship so close to land for "commercial reasons" in a bid to please his passengers and those ashore.

He rejected rumours that he had wanted to impress his lover, Domnica Cemortan, who was with him at the helm."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36421474


[Editor: Dominica claimed that she was sitting on Schettino's lap on the bridge around the time the ship hit the big rock.]
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« Reply #520 on: June 04, 2016, 08:44:52 AM »

The black box from the vessel recorded him saying: "Let's go and do a salute [to Giglio]" in his native Neapolitan dialect.

As the ship approached the shore, he told the helmsman to swing the rudder hard to starboard - "otherwise we go on the rocks".

After the huge ship hit the rocks, Schettino initially gave the order "hard to port", moments later changing his mind and calling out: "Hard to starboard. Close the watertight doors in the engine room."

The chief officer of the engine room told him the level of the water was rising fast. Schettino then asked: "So are we really going down? I don't understand."

http://www.smh.com.au/world/italy-court-upholds-costa-concordia-captains-guilty-verdict-20160601-gp8v81.html

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« Reply #521 on: May 13, 2017, 03:37:40 AM »

"ROME -- The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef in 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people, was headed to a Rome prison after losing his final appeals bid Friday.

The Court of Cassation, Italy's highest criminal tribunal, upheld Francesco Schettino's lower court convictions and his 16-year prison sentence."


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fracesco-schettino-costa-concordia-captain-heads-to-jail/

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« Reply #522 on: May 13, 2017, 07:09:24 PM »

"On Twitter, Italians angrily claimed that Schettino’s 16-year sentence would likely be reduced thanks to Italy’s generous cutting of jail time for good behavior."

http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-costa-concordia-20170512-story.html


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