The Chief Prosecutor (Procuratore capo della Repubblica) of Torino, Mr Gian Carlo Caselli, retires from office at 75. (–> news)
This excellent magistrate, who served as Prosecutor for over 40 years, has been a touchstone of commitment to justice and the law. After being a leading figure in the fight against internal left-wing terrorism during the late 70s and early 80s, he was committed, together with Mr Falcone and Mr Borsellino, in the struggle against the Mafia and ‘Ndrangheta, playing a protagonist’ role in the inquiries against mob chiefs.
In retiring, he leaves behind an entire generation of law students, attorneys and judges (or at least a good portion of a generation) who got inspired by his independence, commitment, good doctrine and integrity.
The news spread in the papers early in november, but his decision becomes operational as of January 1st.
Italians in general (and lawyers in particular) should thank Mr Caselli for his constant commitment to let this Country remain a good place to live. I, personally, do so.