Precautionary custody measures issued in Palermo

Judgement was handed down to Palazzolo for precautionary custody measures for being associated, apparently, to the mafia units led by Riina & Provenzano, which was exactly the same association for which he had been acquitted in 1992 in Rome. The charge promarily refferred to the allegation that he had assisted Giovanni Bonomo and Giuseppe Gelardi as fugitives, in South Africa.

As it turned out, Bonomo & Gelardi were travelling with their Italian passports and had never been classed as fugitives. Neither had they ever been charged with mafia association.