Giuseppe Setola, one of Italy’s 30 most wanted men, was captured not far from his home at Caserta near Naples
Rome — Giuseppe Setola, the Naples Mafia boss who eluded a police raid earlier this week by escaping through a trapdoor in his hideout into the sewers, has been arrested after two days on the run. Continue Reading »
Stereotypes become stereotypes because nine times out of 10 they are true. Hear the words “Mafia boss” and you think: olive-skinned with dark, slightly bloodshot eyes and a sharp suit.
Louis Ferrante fulfils some of those preconceptions. He is New York Italian, powerfully built, and was wearing a black shirt when interviewed for HARDtalk by Sarah Montague.
He worked for John Gotti of the infamous Gambino crime family, which pulled off some of the most lucrative heists in American history. Continue Reading »
There is $1m on Bulger’s head
Sicilian police have launched a manhunt for one of America’s ten most-wanted criminals after apparently spotting him in Taormina.
James “Whitey” Bulger, 78, has been on the run for 12 years after being convicted on 18 counts of murder and several other charges of running a Mafia operation. There is a bounty of $1 million on his head.
Bulger was the inspiration for the villain played by Jack Nicholson in Martin Scorsese’s film The Departed. Continue Reading »
The head of Italy’s anti-Mafia task force has said that the criminal gang behind the deaths of six men in Germany is now the most powerful crime syndicate in Europe.
Video: New Mafia murder theory
The ‘Ndrangheta, or Calabrian Mafia, is blamed for Wednesday’s murder of six Italians in Duisburg.
Pietro Grasso, Italy’s anti-Mafia commissioner, said the killings demonstrated that it was now operating globally. Other experts warned that the ‘Ndrangheta was also active in Britain, where it controlled the flow of Colombian cocaine. Continue Reading »
The tv programme ‘Fight against corruption in Sicily’, produced for the European Parliament, now is available on EUX.TV, the Europe channel. Continue Reading »