Antonio Di Pietro

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As a bricklayer I tried to build my walls straight, as a policeman I tried to arrest criminals, and as a judge I tried to bring people to trial when there was good reason to do so.

Antonio Di Pietro (October 12, 1950– ) is a Member of the European Parliament, former Italian Senator, leader of the centre-left Italy of Values party, and was a magistrate in the team of the so-called "Mani Pulite".

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  • Che c'azzecca?
    • Translation: What's the point?
    • uttered live in a courthouse in front of millions of TV spectators
  • …For God's sake yes or for God's sake no?
    • Aggressively said to Umberto Bossi, leader of a populistic movement, when he tried to avoid answering directly to a question in the Milan courthouse about an illegal financing to his political movement for 200 millions lire by saying "For God's sake!" instead of a plain "yes" or "no"; Bossi was later found guilty.
  • As a bricklayer I tried to build my walls straight, as a policeman I tried to arrest criminals, and as a judge I tried to bring people to trial when there was good reason to do so.
  • Penal responsibility is personal, I cannot bring here a person with first name Communist and last name Party.
    • said when bribe to the Italian Communist Party was alleged, but it was not proven who would have committed the facts
  • I am no politician and I don't think I'll get into politics. But, could you exclude the possibility that one day you'll get dressed as a woman?
    • Dec. 1995
  • When is the bidding starting for the Coliseum?
    • commenting on Giulio Tremonti's (vice-prime minister of Italy, and Berlusconi's long time ally) proposal to sell Italian beaches to fix Italy's budget problems

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