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CAMORRA MEMBER ARRESTED IN LONDON

Italian police – together with Interpol, the Serious Organized Crime Agency and Scotland Yard – arrested a Camorra (the Naples-based crime syndicate) member yesterday. Gianfranco Techegnè had been on the run for 30 years.

http://www.antimafiaduemila.com/2012042636730/mafia-eventi-campania/camorra-latitante-da-circa-30-anni-arrestato-a-londra.html

ROCCO TRIMBOLI, A TOP ‘NDRANGHETA FUGITIVE, HAS BEEN ARRESTED

Rocco Trimboli, who was on the run since 2010, was arrested today near Reggio Calabria. He had been convicted for drug trafficking and mafia association. Trimboli is also considered a key person in the  increasing role of the ‘Ndrangheta in northern Italy.

http://www.corriere.it/cronache/12_aprile_24/arrestato-latitante-tromboli-macri_6be59aec-8dde-11e1-839c-11a4cf6ed581.shtml

THE ARRIVAL OF RIINA JR IN PADUA IS CAUSING PROTESTS

Last week Riina Jr, the son of Cosa Nostra boss Toto’ Riina, has been tranferred from special surveillance in Corleone – where he lived after imprisonment for assication with organized crime  – to Padua, where he started to work as a volunteer for a NPO. The arrival of Riina Jr had been delayed due to numerous protests, particularly from members of the Northern League. The president of the Province of Padua has just announced appeal to the Court to avoid his presence in the northern city.
http://www.gazzettino.it/articolo.php?id=191583&sez=NORDEST

30TH CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME

The 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime will take place at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, from Sunday 2nd September through Sunday 9th September 2012.

The title of The Symposium is Economic Crime – Surviving the Fall – Myths and Realities.

the programme is available from the website linked from the title of this post.

TRADITIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE MODERN WORLD

Despite strenuous efforts from local, national, and international law enforcement, organized crime continues to thrive and prosper—even centuries-old crime outfits are surviving the global forces of mass migration and multinational business and finance. From traditional gangland enterprises such as narcotics, gambling, and prostitution, the world’s mafias have moved into new sources of illegal income, including high-tech arms smuggling, money laundering, and identity fraud. Traditional Crime in the Modern World tracks these organizations—the Italian and Mexican mafias, Columbian drug cartels, Chinese triads, and others—across five continents as they adapt to change, and assesses their prospects in the short and long term. World events such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 terror attacks are discussed in the context of contributing to emerging markets for illicit goods and services, and to evolving partnerships among criminal entities. This timely volume: • Provides a comprehensive overview of how mafia-like structures function today. • Analyzes in depth national crime situations with global implications. • Examines the migration of organized crime groups and their operations in their new countries. • Gauges the influence of digital and other technologies on organized crime. • Where applicable, notes the links between organized crime and national political institutions. • Describes the impact of the global financial crisis on crime organizations. Concise, compelling, and deeply documented, Traditional Crime in the Modern World is an eye-opening resource for researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with an interest in organized crime and trafficking, as well as related topics of Demography, Political Science, and International Relations.

GREECE: OIL SMUGGLING HELPS DEFINE THE ‘PARLIAMENTARY MAFIOCRACY’

In an interview with Oilprice.com, Dr. Panos Kostakos, a Greek political analyst and expert in organized crime and terrorism, reminds us that “Greece is the birthplace of democracy, but the tragedy is that the current political system is a Parliamentary Mafiocracy. We should always keep that in mind when discussing issues of law and order and justice.”

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Greece-Oil-Smuggling-Helps-Define-the-Parliamentary-Mafiocracy.html

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