Denis Verdini (born 8 May 1951) is an Italian politician, banker, and convicted felon.
|Member of the Senate of the Republic|
15 March 2013 – 23 March 2018
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
26 May 2001 – 14 March 2013
|Born||8 May 1951|
|Political party||PSI (until 1992)|
|Alma mater||University of Florence|
A local councillor for the Italian Socialist Party in the late 1980s, he began his political career in the Italian Republican Party, without being elected in the 1994 Italian general elections. After Silvio Berlusconi's victory in those elections, he became a member of his Forza Italia party. He was subsequently elected in the Italian Parliament in 2001, 2006 and 2008. He is a minor shareholder (15%) of the newspaper Il Foglio.
On 23 July 2010 he resigned as president of Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino after his involvement in the so-called "P3" scandal, in which he has been charged for participation in illegal secret activities, aiming to influence the verdict of the Italian Constitutional Court regarding the Lodo Alfano (the law was later declared anti-constitutional).
In March 2016 the Senator Denis Verdini was sentenced by the Seventh Criminal Chamber of the Court of Rome to two years for complicity in corruption relating for the renovation of the Marshals School of Florence.
- "Verdini's profile at Italian lower House" (in Italian). Italian Chamber of Deputies. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
- "P3: Dell'Utri in procura a Roma" (in Italian). ANSA. 2010-06-27.
- Denis Verdini condannato a 2 anni per corruzione per Scuola dei Marescialli. Minoranza dem e M5s attaccano Renzi