European football’s governing body was urgently seeking information from Spanish authorities on Wednesday night after newspapers there reported that Russian mafia claimed to have ‘bought’ UEFA Cup glory for Zenit St Petersburg. Continue reading
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Five hundred soldiers will be dispatched to the province of Caserta, north of Naples, on Saturday as part of the biggest government crackdown on organised crime for years. It follows a multi-pronged assault on the same area earlier this week in which more than 100 alleged gangsters were arrested and 100 million euros’ worth of property confiscated. Continue reading
Rome — Women are filling a power vacuum in the Naples’ Mafia left by jailed male bosses and assuming leadership roles, public prosecutor Simona Dimonte told Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Wednesday. Continue reading