Vinchenzo was arrested on August 8, 2019 in France, after being at large. In July 2012 he was sentenced in absentia by the Italian Supreme Court to 11 years and 6 months in prison for the clashes during G8 protests in 2001 and an unauthorized anti-fascist protest in Milano in 2006. Italy has been seeking to extradite him from France to serve his sentence but this has thus far been denied.
On July 13th 2012, the Supreme Court of Cassation, the major court of last resort, upheld the conviction of ten Italian protesters, all sentenced to imprisonment for ‘devastation and looting’ during the 2001 G8 protests in Genoa. In particular, they were convicted of breaking shop windows, making barricades, and the alleged looting of a supermarket. The relevant Italian law, contained in the Rocco code, dates back to 1930: part of the penal code of Mussolini’s fascist regime, it has never been reformed since.
Luca is one of the Genoa 10 who was arrested in Switzerland in October 2017. He had been serving his sentence on a home confinement type arrangement. In 2021, this permit was revoked and he was returned to Cremona prison to serve the remainder of his sentence (Luca Finotti - Cremona Prison - Via Palosca, 2, 26100 Cremona CR). The reasons for the revocation of the permit to serve the sentence in the community are still rather vague and nebulous.
More than 23 people were arrested by the Carabinieri of the ROS (Reparti Operativi Speciale -- a special-operations investigative corps of the Carabinieri, a body of military police that is equivalent to the National Guard) and the DIGOS police (Dipartimento Investigazioni Generali Operazioni Speciali; an investigative police corps connected with the Ministry of the Interior) during a series of 40 home raids on the night of December 4, 2002.