Sollacaro case: small bar returned to Assize Court

Many members of the Mafieux Corsican clan are suspected of murdering the lawyer in October 2012 in Ajaccio.


After more than nine years of investigation, Judge Anaïs Trubuilt of the specialized interregional court of Marseille, to investigate the file on the assassination, on October 16, 2012, in Ajaccio, the lawyer Antoine Sollacaro and On the assassination attempt, the 1 September 2012, always in Ajaccio, Charles Cervoni, delivered on Friday 28 January, his / her indictor (OMA).

André Bacchiolelli, 54, and Jacques Santoni, 44, are accused of assassination, for the first, and complicity, for the second. Mickaël Etorori, 46, and Patrick Giovannoni, 52, are also referred to the Assize Court of Bouches-du-Rhône, in Aix-en-Provence, for the association of criminals for the preparation of a crime. The first three are known for their belonging to the small bar. Jacques Santoni, heavily disabled as a result of a motorcycle accident, is suspected of being the head of this criminal band Ajaccienne.

It was a little less than 9 hours in this morning morning of October 16, 2012, when, in accordance with his habit, the lawyer Antoine Sollacaro arrives at the wheel of his Porsche Cayenne at the total station Lucien-Bonaparte, in The center of Ajaccio. Like every morning, he comes to buy his newspaper at the station’s kiosk, before going to his cabinet, Place du Diamant.

He does not pay attention to the two men at the black and gray motorcycle who follow him since the departure of his home, located near there. Just just park, engine still lit, that the BMW 1200 GS is at its height. Integral helmet, dressed in black, the passenger goes down. He goes to the PORSHE, brandish a handgun and fires nine times. Reached several balls at the head, Antoine Sollacaro collapses. He dies on the spot.

An actor of island political life

Immediately, the rumor runs in town and in the rest of the island: “Sollacaro was murdered!” The emotion is intense. Tenor of the Ajaccio Bar at the Top Verb and Solid Convictions, former Antoine Sollacaro, 63-year-old baton, is one of Corsica’s most famous lawyers. Native of Propriano (South Corse), where he appeared to local elections under nationalist colors, he is an actor of island political life.

Since the 1970s, he is of all major judicial affairs. The most sensitive, too. Man committed to the voice, M e Sollacaro has defended, since the 1970s, the militants of the Corsica National Liberation Front (FLNC), in the trials that have marked the history of the Island, including those of Yvan Colonna, the assassin of Prefect Erignac sentenced to life in June 2011.

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