Luca Lotti (born 20 June 1982) is an Italian politician who has served as the Minister for Sport from 2016 to 2018.
|Minister for Sport|
12 December 2016 – 1 June 2018
|Prime Minister||Paolo Gentiloni|
|Succeeded by||Vincenzo Spadafora (2019)|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
|Assumed office |
15 March 2013
|Born||20 June 1982|
Empoli, Tuscany, Italy
|Political party||The Daisy (2004-2007) |
Democratic Party (since 2007)
|Alma mater||University of Florence|
He was member of Azione Cattolica, he played soccer in Eccellenza and he was also a coach of a soccer team of children. In 2004 and 2009 Lotti was elected municipal councillor in Montelupo Fiorentino.
In 2006 he joined the staff of Matteo Renzi, at the time President of the Province of Florence. In 2009, after the election of Renzi as mayor of Florence, he was named Responsible for the Mayor's Secretariat and subsequently Head of the cabinet in the municipality of Florence.
In 2013, he was elected in the Italian general election to the Chamber of Deputies; from 28 February 2014 he was Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council with responsibility for information, communication and publishing in the Renzi Cabinet. He was also secretary of the interministerial Committee for economic planning. From 2016 to 2018 he served as the Minister for Sport in the Gentiloni Cabinet.
He was reelected deputy in the general election of 2018.
Investigation on Consip contractsEdit
In December 2016, Lotti was investigated for aiding and revealing secret investigations in an inquiry into Consip tenders conducted by the public prosecutor in Naples. On 15 March 2017, the Senate rejected a distrust motion tabled by the Five Star Movement against him for this circumstance. In October 2018, the judge for preliminary investigations required that Lotti be indicted for aiding and abetting.
Appointments of chief prosecutorsEdit
According to the prosecutor's office of Perugia, in May 2019 numerous meetings would take place between Luca Palamara, a member of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSM) who then resigned following a corruption investigation, and the MPs Cosimo Ferri and Luca Lotti to discuss the appointment of the head of the Rome prosecutor's office, which requested the trial for Lotti. On 14 June 2019 Lotti suspended himself from the Democratic Party following his involvement in the investigation into the powers of attorney and the appointment of the CSM.
- Il ministro Lotti: "Così cambio il calcio"
- Sognava un futuro come allenatore il factotum di Renzi
- Da Samminiatello a Firenze, puntando Palazzo Chigi. Chi è Luca Lotti, consigliere comunale e braccio destro di Matteo Renzi
- Chi è Luca Lotti, nuovo ministro dello Sport
- DECRETO DEL PRESIDENTE DEL CONSIGLIO DEI MINISTRI 25 febbraio 2016
- La procura di Roma ha chiesto il rinvio a giudizio per sette persone, tra cui l’ex ministro Luca Lotti, nell’ambito del caso Consip
- Consip: verso il processo l'ex sottosegretario Lotti
- Magistrati indagati, gli incontri notturni di Palamara con Lotti&Co. per pilotare le nomine dei procuratori capo