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Formal Warning by the WDSF Presidium to Ferrucio Galvagno (ITA) 08/06/2022

Warning

The WDSF Presidium refers to the Report of the WDSF Ethics Committee to the WDSF Presidium dated "23 May 2022" about the case of Mr. Ferruccio Galvagno regarding a Suspected Breach of the WDSF Code of Ethics (hereinafter referred to as “the Report”).

The Presidium FINDS that Ferruccio Galvagno has committed a violation of Article 2.7 of the WDSF Code of Ethics as described in the Report.

The Presidium FINDS that the said conduct warrants a sanction or sanctions by the Presidium according to Article 9.1 of the WDSF Code of Ethics.

Having taken into account all relevant factors in the case, including:

  • the nature of the violation,
  • the circumstances,
  • the motive,
  • the principle of proportionality and fair treatment,
  • mitigating or aggravating circumstances,
  • the nature and degree of any cooperation by Mr. Galvagno in this process, and
  • the extent to which Mr. Galvagno accepts responsibility,

the Presidium issues a Formal Warning to Mr. Galvagno as follows: 

the Presidium

* reminds Mr. Galvagno of the existence of the relevant provisions in the WDSF’s Governing Documents and in particular the WDSF Code of Ethics;

* issues a Notice to Mr. Galvagno that it has IMPOSED A PERIOD OF PROBATION of FOUR (4) YEARS for him;  and

* warns Mr. Galvagno that repeated misbehaviour of the same kind during the said probation period of FOUR (4) YEARS may lead to a more severe sanction than a warning.

RESOLVED THAT the full text of the said Formal Warning be published prominently on the WDSF website.