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Trial of 2nd 'Vatileaks' suspect will be November 5

October 23, 2012

The trial of Claudio Sciarpelletti, the 2nd suspect in the “Vatileaks” scandal, will take place on November 5, the Vatican has announced.

Sciarpelletti, a computer expert who worked at the Vatican Secretariat of State, was indicted in August for allegedly aiding and abetting Paolo Gabriele in the theft of papal documents. Gabriele was convicted by a Vatican tribunal on October 6. The tribunal had ruled earlier that Sciarpelletti—who is evidently seen as a minor figure in the case–should be tried separately.

Sciarpelletti’s trial will follow the same format as that of Gariele, the Vatican announced. The trial will take place in the audience hall of the Vatican tribunal, before three judges. The proceedings will be open to the public, although seating will be strictly limited.


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