04/02/2021 04:45:00

Big operation clobbers Sicilian Mafia clans. Lifers on semi-liberty regime were reorganizing Stidda clans

 Carabinieri police on Tuesday detained 22 people in a big operation targetting Sicily's Stidda mafia clans, sources said.

The operation was linked to an investigation which revealed that fugitive Cosa Nostra boss Matteo Messina Denaro is still recognised as the leader who decides who is promoted or demoted in the Sicilian Mafia, despite having been on the run since 1993.

It also showed that relations between the American and Sicilian mafias were never broken off, A criminal lawyer whose offices were allegedly used for meetings of mafia bosses was among the people arrested.
According to the probe, two lifers who had obtained semi-libety were in charge of reorganizing the Stidda; Italy's fifth mafia after 'Ndrangheta from Calabria, Cosa Nostra from Sicily, the Camorra from Naples and the Sacra Corona Unita from Puglia.
The lifers also allegedly exchanged messages with bosses being held under the tough 41 bis jail regime.

English News | 2022-05-25 04:35:00

"We'll toast Messina Denaro's capture"

 Maria Falcone, sister of anti-Mafia magistrate Giovanni who was killed by a Cosa Nostra bomb 30 years ago Monday, said she would toast with Italian justice and interior ministers when fugitive superboss Matteo Messina Denaro, the Sicilian...

English News | 2022-05-23 04:00:00

The legacy of Falcone and Borsellino in Sicily 

 Thirty years after Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino were murdered on the order of mob boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina (1930-2017), virtually every corner of the Sicilian capital holds reminders of the judges who embodied...