Sentence, in absentia, to 12 years imprisonment

In its First Order judgment the Court in Palermo sentenced Palazzolo to 12 years imprisonment for crimes under articles 71 and 74, which came under their jurisdiction. However, the Court acknowledged that the facts were identical to the Swiss ones already judged.

On 22/7/03  the Appeal Court in Palermo acquitted Mr. Palazzolo, declaring that they could not rule on such a case as it would contravene the Convention ratified between Italy and Switzerland.