Antimafia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/48755/all en Italy president wiretaps destroyed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/italy-president-wiretaps-destroyed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wiretap recordings of President Giorgio Napolitano were destroyed on Monday following orders from Italy's constitutional court -- on the same day he was due to be sworn in for an unprecedented second mandate, Italian media said.</p> <p>The recordings of conversations between Napolitano and former interior minister Nicola Mancino were made as part of an investigation into alleged secret negotiations between parts of the state apparatus and the mafia in the early 1990s.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/italy-president-wiretaps-destroyed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Italy Organized crime AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:46:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822299 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands watch murdered anti-Mafia priest beatified in Sicily http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130525/thousands-watch-murdered-anti-mafia-priest-beatified-sicily <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME (Reuters) - A Sicilian priest gunned down by the Mafia twenty years ago outside his home in Palermo was beatified in a seafront ceremony on Saturday attended by an estimated 100,000 people from all over Italy.</p> <p>Father Giuseppe Puglisi was shot in the back of the head in September 1993 in the crime-ridden Brancaccio district of the Sicilian capital where he preached against the Mafia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130525/thousands-watch-murdered-anti-mafia-priest-beatified-sicily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Organized crime Pino Puglisi Religion Thomson Reuters Sat, 25 May 2013 15:17:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5846029 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy court sentences man for school bomb murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/italy-court-sentences-man-school-bomb-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME (Reuters) - An Italian court sentenced a man to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the murder of 16-year-old Melissa Bassi, who died when a homemade bomb exploded outside her school in the southern city of Brindisi in May last year.</p> <p>Giovanni Vantaggiato, 69, confessed to building and placing the bomb in a rubbish container near to both the school and a court building, which also injured nine other people. He said he wanted vengeance for a court ruling which he felt had not given him justice.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/italy-court-sentences-man-school-bomb-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Giovanni Falcone Organized crime Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:30:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5860498 at http://www.globalpost.com Insight: Missing red diary at heart of Italy's dark history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/insight-missing-red-diary-at-heart-italys-dark-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - More than 20 years after anti-mafia hero Paolo Borsellino was killed by a huge bomb, his missing diary is still at the heart of one of Italy's murkiest and most enduring mysteries.</p> <p>Borsellino kept the red police diary always at his side, even in bed, and used it for jotting down evidence after another powerful bomb killed his friend and fellow magistrate Giovanni Falcone in May 1992, 57 days before his own death at age 52.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/insight-missing-red-diary-at-heart-italys-dark-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Human Interest Organized crime Sicilian Mafia Commission Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Jul 2013 07:07:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5893190 at http://www.globalpost.com Journalist speaks of life under Naples mafia threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/journalist-speaks-life-under-naples-mafia-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian journalist Roberto Saviano testified on Monday over death threats he has received from the Naples mafia, saying his only chance of a normal life is to live abroad under a new identity.</p> <p>"I imagine that my life can only be free abroad in countries that can give me another identity, so I can have a new life that starts from scratch," Saviano told the court, Italian media reported.</p> <p>Saviano wrote an award-winning expose of the activities of the Naples mafia, the Camorra, that named top bosses and threw a spotlight on the murderous feuds within the crime syndicate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/journalist-speaks-life-under-naples-mafia-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Crime Organized crime Roberto Saviano AFP Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:02:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5954043 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian president called as witness in mafia case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/italian-president-called-witness-mafia-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME (Reuters) - A Sicilian court will call Italy's president to testify in an investigation into alleged secret talks between the mafia and the state in the wake of deadly bombings two decades ago, judicial sources said on Thursday.</p> <p>Giorgio Napolitano was named as a witness in the probe, in which the Sicilian Mafia is alleged to have offered to end bombings which killed 21 people in the early 1990s, including judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, in exchange for softer jail sentences and conditions for convicted gangsters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/italian-president-called-witness-mafia-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Italy Organized crime War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:32:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5963525 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian officials, students mark anniversary of anti-mafia magistrate's murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140523/italian-officials-students-mark-anniversary-anti-mafia-magis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Some Italy's top authorities and thousands of students sailed on Friday to the Sicilian city of Palermo to mark the 22nd anniversary of the murder of anti-mafia magistrate Giovanni Falcone.</p> <p>The so-called "Ship of legality" carrying 1,500 pupils for an educational voyage had set out from Civitavecchia port near Rome on Thursday, after President Giorgio Napolitano had addressed them.</p> <p>"We count on you for a better Italy," Napolitano told the pupils, asking them to take part in the national anti-mafia battle with "study, knowledge and understanding."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140523/italian-officials-students-mark-anniversary-anti-mafia-magis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Crime in Italy Law Organized crime Xinhua News Agency Fri, 23 May 2014 21:22:05 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6155774 at http://www.globalpost.com Gritty Naples mafia series aims to join international TV boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140611/gritty-naples-mafia-series-aims-join-international-tv-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Mackenzie</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - Crime dramas often strive for gritty realism but few have had as timely an echo in the real world as the Italian TV series "Gomorra", inspired by Roberto Saviano's bestselling 2006 account of the Naples underworld.</p> <p>The show, which ended its first run on Tuesday night, recalls U.S. series like "The Wire" or "The Sopranos" in its unrelenting portrait of violence, corruption and drugs in the crumbling high-rise tenements around Naples.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140611/gritty-naples-mafia-series-aims-join-international-tv-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Crime in Italy Organized crime Religion Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:21:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6173063 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Mafia trio' held for extorting Italian TV series on mob http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140717/mafia-trio-held-extorting-italian-tv-series-mob <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian police on Thursday arrested three men suspected of extorting a production company shooting scenes for a television drama about the mafia in a mobster's villa.</p> <p>The three are alleged to be linked to the Gallo-Pisielli clan of the Camorra, the Naples-based mafia syndicate that is the subject of the popular series "Gomorra" on Sky, Italian news agency ANSA reported.</p> <p>The company believed to have been extorted is Rome-based Cattleya, which has previously denied the allegations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140717/mafia-trio-held-extorting-italian-tv-series-mob" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antimafia Camorra Human Interest Organized crime AFP Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6207449 at http://www.globalpost.com