Denis Verdini

Denis Verdini (born 8 May 1951) is an Italian politician, banker, and convicted felon.

Denis Verdini
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Member of the Senate of the Republic
In office
15 March 2013 – 23 March 2018
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
26 May 2001 – 14 March 2013
Personal details
Born (1951-05-08) 8 May 1951 (age 71)
Fivizzano, Italy
Political partyPSI (until 1992)
PRI (1992–1994)
FI (1995–2009)
PDL (2009–2013)
FI (2013–2015)
ALA (2015–2018)
Alma materUniversity of Florence
ProfessionTax advisor


Born in Fivizzano, he graduated in Political Sciences and later became president of the local cooperative bank Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino.

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.[1] He is a minor shareholder (15%) of the newspaper Il Foglio.

In 2009, after Berlusconi created The People of Freedom, he was named member of the national coordination office, together with Ignazio La Russa and Sandro Bondi.

On 23 July 2010 he resigned as president of Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino after his involvement in the so-called "P3" scandal,[2] 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 July 2015, Verdini left Forza Italia and founded a new political party Liberal Popular Alliance, in support of Matteo Renzi's government.

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Verdini's profile at Italian lower House" (in Italian). Italian Chamber of Deputies. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  2. ^ "P3: Dell'Utri in procura a Roma" (in Italian). ANSA. 2010-06-27.
  3. ^ Denis Verdini condannato a 2 anni per corruzione per Scuola dei Marescialli. Minoranza dem e M5s attaccano Renzi

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Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

2001 – present
Party political offices
Preceded by National coordinator of Forza Italia
Succeeded byas National Coordinator of People of Freedom
New political party National coordinator of The People of Freedom
2009 – present
With: Sandro Bondi
Ignazio La Russa