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Accused of collusion with the Camorra in Naples, Berlusconi MP escaped arrest over mafia allegations.

Europe Security News. Toxic Waste and garbage waste management are business areas linked to the mob, specially in Naples (Italy), Chicago (U.S.).

Mantaining total secrecy about “who voted what” , Italy’s parliament has rejected a request to eliminate the parliamentary privileges of a Member of the Parliament MP, Nicola Cosentino, and therefore the Italian Congress did not allow the arrest of MP Cosentino, who is accused of collusion with the Camorra mafia in Naples.

The members of the Italian Parliament opposed the request in a secret ballot by 309 votes to 298. Members of the opposition are against “secret ballots” in cases of corruption and/or links with organized crime, they say “the Italian people has the right to know how the Deputies vote, and why they do so.”

Mr Nicola Cosentino, a favourite of ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, resigned as economy ministry undersecretary in 2010 over the accusations of collusion with the Camorra.

Mr Cosentino (53)  is alleged to have links with the Casalese clan of the Camorra. Cosentino was born in Casal di Principe  (Caserta), and the city of Caserta is nowadays also well known for the strong influence of the Camorra, a Mafia-type organization, on the city’s economic and social life. Caserta is located 40 km (24.85 mi) in north of Naples and is part of its metropolitan area. He has been member of the Italian Congress in the last three legislatures, and is a member of the Party Popolo della Libertá (Berlusconi’s alliance).

Europe Security News. Nicola Cosentino, protected by 309 secret votes in the Italian Parliament.

Cosentino is one of 56 politicians, mainly  from Naples and Caserta, accused of collusion with the Camorra. The order for the preventive detention of Cosentino was signed by the investigating magistrate of the court of Naples , Egle Pilla.

In September of 2008, Cosentino was involved (through the confession of a camorra boss, Gaetano Vassallo) of allowing illegal treatment of toxic wastes in exchange of a monthly sum of 50,000 Euros.

In 2009  Naples’ anti-mafia magistrates commission sent to the Italian Chamber of Deputies the request for the arrest for Cosentino, but the Chamber’s commission refused. In 2010 Cosentino was also involved in a scandal related to wind energy systems in Sardinia, which led to the discovery of the so-called nuova P2 or P3 (“new Propaganda 2 or P2″) .

The P2  was a secret masonic lodge of the 1970s-early 1980s, of which Berlusconi was then a member.

However, Cosentino´s case is still under investigation of the Court review of Naples, which focus the attention of all Italy and  the world, due to the near relationship of MP Cosentino with the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.