Blog Posts - Sicilian Mafia/ndrangheta



Regrets but no remorse for Sicily’s mafia veteran

More than two decades in prison spent studying and writing has made convicted Sicilian killer Giuseppe Grassonelli a changed man. But the one-time petty criminal, who became a player in the island’s brutal mafia wars of the 1980s and early 1990...
by Mafia Today on Jun 24, 2015

Children taken from mafia families to try to stop cycle of violence

A judge in southern Italy is pioneering a programme to help children of mafia bosses to escape a life of crime – by taking them away from their parents at the first sign of trouble. “We needed to find a way to break this cycle that transm...
by Mafia Today on Aug 12, 2013

Children taken from mafia families to try to stop cycle of violence

A judge in southern Italy is pioneering a programme to help children of mafia bosses to escape a life of crime – by taking them away from their parents at the first sign of trouble. “We needed to find a way to break this cycle that transm...
by Mafia Today on Aug 12, 2013

Sicily’s openly gay governor risks life in anti-Mafia drive

PALERMO, ITALY – Of the previous two men to sit in Sicily’s palatial governor’s office, one is up on criminal charges and the other is doing hard time. Their successor, Rosario Crocetta, is the unlikeliest politician ever to govern Cosa Nostra...
by Mafia Today on Aug 4, 2013

Sicily’s openly gay governor risks life in anti-Mafia drive

PALERMO, ITALY – Of the previous two men to sit in Sicily’s palatial governor’s office, one is up on criminal charges and the other is doing hard time. Their successor, Rosario Crocetta, is the unlikeliest politician ever to govern Cosa Nostra...
by Mafia Today on Aug 4, 2013

42 sentences handed down for Italian mafia members

CALABRIA, Italy, July 30 (UPI) — An Italian court Tuesday sentenced 42 members of the Ndrangheta Mafia for extortion related to the building of the A3 highway. Four others were acquitted after an investigation into construction on the A3, which...
by Mafia Today on Jul 30, 2013

42 sentences handed down for Italian mafia members

CALABRIA, Italy, July 30 (UPI) — An Italian court Tuesday sentenced 42 members of the Ndrangheta Mafia for extortion related to the building of the A3 highway. Four others were acquitted after an investigation into construction on the A3, which...
by Mafia Today on Jul 30, 2013

Italian Police Arrest 38 in Mafia Crackdown

A major police operation in Italy on Friday led to the arrest of 38 people, including almost every member of a southern town council, for alleged mafia connections. Police swooped on addresses across southern Italy as part of the latest crackdown on...
by Mafia Today on Jul 12, 2013

Italian Police Arrest 38 in Mafia Crackdown

A major police operation in Italy on Friday led to the arrest of 38 people, including almost every member of a southern town council, for alleged mafia connections. Police swooped on addresses across southern Italy as part of the latest crackdown on...
by Mafia Today on Jul 12, 2013

Italy: Mafia behind criminal lawyer’s savage murder says prosecutor

Palermo, 11 July – The Sicilian mafia was behind the brutal 2010 murder of well-known criminal lawyer Enzo Fragala, a Palermo prosecutor stated on Thursday after the arrests of three suspects in the case. “The involvement of the Sicilian...
by Mafia Today on Jul 11, 2013

Italy: Mafia behind criminal lawyer’s savage murder says prosecutor

Palermo, 11 July – The Sicilian mafia was behind the brutal 2010 murder of well-known criminal lawyer Enzo Fragala, a Palermo prosecutor stated on Thursday after the arrests of three suspects in the case. “The involvement of the Sicilian...
by Mafia Today on Jul 11, 2013

21 ‘Ndrangheta arrests near Turin

Gang ‘dealt in weapons, drugs since 2007′ Turin, May 7 – Italian police on Tuesday arrested 21 people around Italy for crimes allegedly commissioned and committed by an ‘Ndrangheta Calabrian mafia cell near Turin. The cell, or...
by Mafia Today on May 8, 2013

‘Ndrangheta headquarters turned into ‘mafia-free’ pub

‘May it refresh both the palate and the conscience’ Turin, May 3 – A notorious bar frequented by the ‘Ndrangheta mafia in Turin has been converted into a ‘gang-free’ pub. Once known as ‘Bar Italia’, the...
by Mafia Today on May 4, 2013

‘Ndrangheta headquarters turned into ‘mafia-free’ pub

‘May it refresh both the palate and the conscience’ Turin, May 3 – A notorious bar frequented by the ‘Ndrangheta mafia in Turin has been converted into a ‘gang-free’ pub. Once known as ‘Bar Italia’, the...
by Mafia Today on May 4, 2013

The secret world of Italy’s other Mafia. Jim Shelley goes underground to uncover the organisation that is scarier than La Cosa Nostra

table width=”600″ border=”0″> It may have a strange name but there is nothing funny about the ‘Ndrangheta. Based in Calabria – the region at the ‘toe’ of the Italian coastline – the ‘Ndrangheta is Italy’s OTH...
by Mafia Today on May 3, 2013

Italian ‘Ndrangheta steps out of Mafia’s shadow

Following Tuesday’s arrests of at least 300 suspected members of the ‘Ndrangheta, the BBC’s Duncan Kennedy in Rome takes a closer look at the Italian crime family. The wedding scene in The Godfather is a sumptuous affair, replete wi...
by Mafia Today on May 2, 2013

Italian ‘Ndrangheta steps out of Mafia’s shadow

Following Tuesday’s arrests of at least 300 suspected members of the ‘Ndrangheta, the BBC’s Duncan Kennedy in Rome takes a closer look at the Italian crime family. The wedding scene in The Godfather is a sumptuous affair, replete wi...
by Mafia Today on May 2, 2013

Colombia: ‘Most wanted’ Calabrian mafia boss arrested

Reggio Calabria, 26 April (AKI) – Police on Friday in Colombia arrested a Calabriani mafia boss who was among the Italian goverment’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives. Domenico Trimboli, known as Pasquale, was arrrested in Medellin, Co...
by Mafia Today on Apr 26, 2013

Colombia: ‘Most wanted’ Calabrian mafia boss arrested

Reggio Calabria, 26 April (AKI) – Police on Friday in Colombia arrested a Calabriani mafia boss who was among the Italian goverment’s ‘most wanted’ fugitives. Domenico Trimboli, known as Pasquale, was arrrested in Medellin, Co...
by Mafia Today on Apr 26, 2013

Riina jr. ‘proud’ to be son of Mafia ‘boss of bosses’

Toto’ passed on ‘values, morals’ Padua, April 19 – Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, son of Salvatore ‘Toto” Riina, the most powerful Sicilian Mafia boss in the 1980s and early 1990s, on Friday defended his father and said...
by Mafia Today on Apr 22, 2013


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