The Italian Embassy to the Department of State

In these last few days the Antifascist press of New York, in connection with the proceedings against Domenico Trombetta charged with the murder of Salvatore Arena, and in particular in connection with the arrest of Mario Cerbini accused of having attempted to induce false depositions and perjury on the part of Giacomo Caldora through bribery, has published that the Royal Italian Vice-Consuls in New York, Augusto Castellani and Umberto Caradossi are implicated in these charges.

The Italian Ambassador most emphatically states that such an alleged participation of the said Vice-Consuls is absolutely inexistent and that an accusation of this nature, in what regards Royal Officials or the Italian Government, is to be considered as perfectly absurd.