File No. 12426/4–7.
Ambassador Griscom to the Secretary of State.
Rome, November, 19, 1908.
Sir: With reference to the department’s instruction No. 175 of July 3 last, and especially to my No. 417 of August 26 last, relative to the outcome of the trial in Italy of Italians who have committed crimes in the United States, I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a note from the foreign office, together with a translation thereof. From this it appears as follows:
In the case of Nicolà, and not Vincenzo, Aldovasio, the court decided that a penal suit could not be brought because the said Aldovasio had not returned to Italy. A copy of the court’s decision, which was forwarded to the embassy, is forwarded herewith.
In the case of Alfonso Cavallaro the court declared that the said individual could not be tried in Italy for crimes committed in Australia and the United States, because no criminal action had been brought by the injured party. A copy of the court’s decision is inclosed herewith.
The case of Nicola Leone on the point of being sent before the court of assizes, and the embassy is promised that it will be informed of the outcome of the trial.
In the case of Carlo Rossi a warrant for his arrest was issued, but so far all efforts to find him have proved fruitless.[Page 490]
Finally, it transpires that the outcome of the two remaining cases, namely, those of Enrico Pelizzari and Giacomo Campoli, has already been communicated to the embassy by the foreign office, and the embassy, in its turn, duly informed the department of this outcome, with reference to Pelizzari, in Mr. Hitt’s dispatch No. 159 of March 31, 1906, and with reference to Campoli, in Mr. Hitt’s No. 109 of January 20, 1906, the accused in both cases having been sentenced to a fine of 175 lire and 10 months’ imprisonment, respectively, for their several crimes committed in the United States.
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