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# Mafia

Last week
15th January 2023 - 21st January 2023
# cosa nostra
Italy catches fugitive Mafia boss after 30-year manhunt
The only known image of the mobster was a black and white photo dated back to the early 1990s.
Last month
December 2022
# raffaele imperiale
Italian mafia boss with close ties to Daniel Kinahan 'to turn state witness' following arrest
The mafia boss wants to “change his life”, according to Italian media.
All time
# gone
Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown
Gardaí have been battling the gang since 2015.
# Francesco Pelle
One of Italy's 'most dangerous' fugitive mobsters arrested in Lisbon Covid clinic
Francesco Pelle was a noted figure in one of the Calabria-based ’ndrangheta’s most notorious organised crime clans.
# Letizia Battaglia
A new Irish film tells the story of a female photographer who covered the violence of the Mafia
The Irish documentary Shooting the Mafia tells the story of photojournalist Letizia Battaglia.
# FRANK CALI
Reputed leader of Gambino crime family shot dead in New York
Frank Cali’s killing is the first of its kind since 1985.
# cosa nostra
Italian police arrest Mafia 'godfather' in major raid
The suspects are accused of extortion, illegal gun possession, arson, Mafia association and other crimes, investigators said.
# Naples
Italian police arrest mafia boss at luxury hide-out after 15 years on the run
Antonio Orlando is a suspected major player in the Camorra organised crime group.
# The Don
Pope Francis travels to Sicily to honour a priest shot dead by the Mafia
The trip comes at a difficult time for the pontiff.
# mafia links
Slovakian Prime Minister offers to resign over handling of journalist's murder
Robert Fico wants to avoid a snap election.
# Co Clare
US committee examining claim of Russian mafia money link to Trump's Doonbeg golf course
The committee is investigating the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
# Toto Riina
Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer
The mobster, who was nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his cruelty, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.
# Italy
Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal
The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.
# brexiteer
'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU
“I do understand national sensitivities. I’ll change it to gangsters,” Farage continued to say.
# bada bing
Town made famous by The Godfather has entire council dissolved for being run by the Mafia
Corleone, Sicily, is the town Godfather protagonist Vito Corleone is named after.
# The Godfather
The amazing criminal life of Mafia boss Bernardo 'The Tractor' Provenzano has come to an end
The 83-year-old was born in the Sicilian village of Corleone.
# fugitive killer
Leader of notoriously ruthless mafia syndicate arrested after 20 years on the run
The operation is being hailed as a historic breakthrough in the fight against organised crime.
# pizza`cake
Mafia boss arrested by men dressed as pizza delivery boys
Roberto Manganiello, a boss in Naples’ notorious Camorra mafia, had been on the run since 2013.
# Mafia
VIDEO: The bunker where on-the-run mobsters were finally found in Italy
Giuseppe Crea and Giuseppe Ferraro eluded capture for 10 years and 18 years respectively.
# Election Season
Fianna Fáil members 'uncomfortable' with Micheál Martin comparing Sinn Féin to the mafia - Adams
He declined to name names.
# he did it his way
Pictures: Francis Albert Sinatra would have been 100 years old today
He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on 12 December 1915 to Italian immigrants.
# shady business
How Italy's mobsters use tourists traps to launder money
In one instance it is alleged that the Mafia even used a convent as a front.
# Organised Crime
Police have seized two BILLION euro from the mafia
The gang “recycled an enormous amount of ‘dirty’ money through the use of gaming accounts”.
# Mafia
Costa Concordia cruise ship may have been used to smuggle cocaine
The drugs are reported to belong to the mafia.
# Dirty Cops
New York to pay $5 million to family of man killed in "Mafia Cops" case
Nicholas Guido was mistaken for a man with the same name.
# i want to ride my bicycle
The mayor of Rome isn't afraid of the mafia - he's going to keep riding his bike
Police had warned the mayor that he was under threat by “dangerous organisations”.
# mob mentality
Italy is fighting mafia bosses by taking away their sons
The boys are taken to a kind of rehab.
# Camorra
Spanish police arrest 26 suspected 'Camorra' mafia members
Suspects arrested in raids over suspected mafia money-laundering.
# Whacked
The Pope has excommunicated the mafia from the Catholic Church
Pope Francis called the mafia “is the adoration of evil and contempt for common good.”
# Organised Crime
"Stop doing evil": Pope Francis takes on the mafia
“Men and women of the mafia… change your way of life. Stop doing evil, convert,” he said.
# Mafia
Mobster (78) charged with 'Goodfellas' airport heist after being caught on a wire
Vincent Asaro was caught on tape complaining that he was cheated by Jimmy “The Gent” Burke, later portrayed by Robert DeNiro.
# Farewell
Mourners and fans gather ahead of James Gandolfini funeral
Alec Baldwin, NJ Governor Chris Christie and dozens of ‘Sopranos’ actors amongst mourners.
# tributes
‘He was one of the greatest actors of this or any time’ – Sopranos creator David Chase
Everyone from the Governor of New Jersey to Lindsay Lohan has been paying tribute, following the untimely death of James Gandolfini.
# Turf War
Charred bodies of Canadian mafiosi found in Sicily
The bodies of the two men were found riddled with about 30 bullets, in an operation dubbed “Argo” by Italian and Canadian police.
# Italy
Controversial seven-time Italian premier Andreotti dies aged 94
Giulio Andreotti — nicknamed “The Untouchable” and “The Black Pope” — was a divisive figure in Italian politics, with close ties to the Vatican and rumoured mafia links.
# Italy
Italian court confirms Berlusconi ally guilty in mafia case
Dell’Utri, 71, was accused of playing the middle man between Berlusconi and the criminal association.
# Unlucky
Random theft ends with notorious mobster behind bars
One of Corsica’s most notorious mafiosi was apprehended after police caught someone trying to rob his car.
# Vito Rizzuto
'Canadian Mafia boss' released from US prison
Now 66, the reputed chief, had served 10 years for conspiracy to murder and racketeering.
# Italy
Italian police seize giant wind farm in mafia probe
Police seized assets worth €350 million as part of the crackdown on the mafia.
# Mafia
'Goodfellas' mobster Henry Hill dead at 69
The man whose life was immortalised in the hit film starring Ray Liotta had been suffering from a long illness.