Ex-mafia prosecutor Grasso’s doc brother held for rape

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(ANSA) – PALERMO, APR 8 – The psychiatrist brother of former
national anti-mafia prosecutor and ex-Senate Speaker Pietro
Grasso has been arrested on suspicion of raping a female
patient, sources said Thursday.
    Marcello Grasso, 70, has been charged with sexual violence.
    The patient says she was abused after putting on a burlesque
costume for one of Grasso’s sessions of theatre-based therapy.
    Police installed a hidden camera in Grasso’s studio after the
patient filed her complaint.
    His lawyer said his client had worked for 40 years in the public
and private sector without any patient ever complaining about
    Independent leftwing Senator Pietro Grasso, 76, served as
national anti-mafia prosecutor from 2005 to 2012 and as Speaker
of the Senate from 2013 to 2018.
    photo: Pietro Grasso (ANSA).


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