Italian Military Officer On Trial For Investigating UFO and Alien Reports

In Italy a former military officer is on trial for allegedly fraudulent and slanderous activities related to the investigation of UFO and alien reports.

According to Teleunica and other Italian-speaking media Alessandro Di Roio, now a retired lieutenant of the Carabinieri (Italian National Gendarmerie) of the commune of Chiesa in Valmalenco is mainly accused of having improperly received 80 euros in overtime for looking for UFOs and aliens.

It is claimed that Di Roio was not supposed to do this “job”, but he did. In addition, he is also accused of “promoting a false ideology in public activities” and “continuing fraud”.

It may sound funny but these are actually very serious charges that can lead to an actual prison sentence. Yes, literally jail for looking for UFOs.

According to Di Royo’s lawyer these accusations are completely ridiculous as they have a dossier on how Di Royo investigated a series of UFO sightings at Chiesa in Valmalenco during his work and that this was part of his job and that of the military under his command that took this investigation seriously.

The prosecution insists that Di Roio spent 2 hours and 40 minutes on this “fraud” and wrongly received a salary of 80 euros for it. A trifle it seems, but there are no trifles in bureaucracy.

Di Royo is said to have diligently sent UFO investigation reports to senior management and when asked to stop, continued on his own initiative. Also during the forensic audit it was discovered that Di Royo himself called himself an eyewitness of “unusual flying phenomena”.

This story began in 2011 when residents of Chiesa in Valmalenco began to increasingly report “mysterious round objects in the sky”. Over the next two years strange UFOs continued to appear regularly in the area and as a result the commander of the local carabinieri Lieutenant Alessandro Di Royo became interested in this phenomenon.

He described everything in the reports and sent them to the leadership, but received no response other than a notification that the reports had been safely delivered to the competent provincial command of the Ministry of Defence. As a result Di Roio decided to keep sending reports there apparently with the hope of getting an answer someday.

Six years later in 2019 Di Roio was instructed by his superiors and the Department of Defense to stop submitting reports about UFOs and “smart aliens”. However, Di Royo decided it would be unfair to the locals who confided in him about UFO sightings, so he decided to continue his work.

As a result someone complained about Di Roio and an internal investigation was launched which found that Di Royo had included two additional hours on his time sheet for the UFO investigation and was paid 80 euros for it. That is why Alessandro Di Roio was accused of spreading a false ideology and fraud against the State.

Di Royo’s lawyer Marco Della Luna said his client is on trial only because “he simply refused to keep this documentation in his desk drawer” (i.e., he did not silence the issue):

“For the first time extraterrestrials have entered the criminal case. However, after two interrogations, the court acknowledged the existence of a dossier with photographs and reports from the police department in which both aliens and strange aircraft appear.”

According to reports from residents of Chiesa in Valmalenco in addition to unusual flying objects, they saw “strange lights, suspicious shadows, unidentified aircraft, unusual figures, hominids and so on”.

The photographs and reports from the submitted dossier are fundamental to Di Roio’s defense because they prove that he was doing real work with real citizens’ testimonies. However, the prosecution has already claimed that some of these photographs and reports are forgeries and Di Royo allegedly knew they were, and may have even created some of them.

As for Di Royo himself, in addition to being immediately fired from his position when the accusations against him emerged, he also experienced strong mental pressure:

“They laughed at me, treated me like crazy. I went through a very difficult period, I got sick, but I can assure you that I never violated my duty and that I never stole anything from the state.”

The main court session in the Di Roio case took place a week ago in Verona and the final for unknown reasons was postponed to January 11, 2023.

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