A judge says businessman who helped to broker the Vatican’s controversial purchase of a London investment property is a flight risk.
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This month, an Italian judge issued an arrest warrant for Torzi based on an investigation by police in Rome into suspected fraudulent billing, money laundering, and other financial crimes in collaboration with three of his associates.
Three companies connected to Mincione, Crasso, and Tirabassi in Rome, Milan, and Genoa were also searched.
The allegation came the same day as the Vatican announced the Pope had transferred all real estate assets and investments managed by the Vatican Secretariat of State — the dicastery responsible for the London deal — to another dicastery.
Msgr. Perlasca is now the fifth official or former official at the Secretariat of State to be targeted by Vatican investigators.