Skip to comments.Italy Investigates Public Officials For Mob Ties
Posted on 12/02/2011 5:20:07 AM PST by AtlasStalled
In an unusual move an Italian magistrate has publicly announced a wide-ranging investigation to target public officials who have become dirty tools for the country's Mafia groups as reported by Michael Day for The Independent: "organised crime was continuing to spread through Italy 'like a cancer' thanks to the 'white-collar mafia' of acquiescent public officials and politicians." Magistrate Ilda Boccassini's bold announcement follows the arrests earlier this week of a cop, a judge and a politician for allegedly servicing the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia.
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The 'Ndrangheta has become Italy's most powerful Mafia group due to its obscene profits generated from the cocaine trade in Europe, and it further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries. Indeed, earlier this spring the FBI inexplicably gutted its resources for targeting the Mafia notwithstanding that it has solved only a tiny fraction of mob-related murders and barely dented the operations of some families.
Last week Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna, the former acting boss of New York City's Bonanno crime family was whacked in Montreal, QB Canada, and some suspect the Sicilian had allied himself with the 'Ndrangheta clans in NYC and Ontario in a power play.
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They might want to start with the Vatican bank.
Are the Italians behind this, or Brussels...?
Mafia.... geesh, where’s my caffeine!?!
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