Pirelli chairman Marco Povera found guilty of espionage
The chairman of Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti Provera, has been found guilty of espionage by a Milan court. Provera allegedly committed the crime at Telecom Italia when it was under Pirelli.
The prosecution had sought for a two-year jail term for Provera’s crime, but Provera received a 20-month suspended jail sentence. The court also ordered Provera to pay €900,000 to Telecom Italia.
Provera, however, denied any wrongdoings and claimed that he was innocent.
“I was convicted for having reported those who were spying on us. I will appeal, convinced that the truth will emerge,” he said.