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FUGITIVE MAFIA BOSS ARRESTED IN VENEZUELA

Salvatore Bonomolo, a fugitive mafia boss belonging to the Porta Nuova “mandamento” in Palermo, was arrested on Venezuela’s Margarita Island during a joint operation carried out by the Interpol, Italian and Venezuelan police forces. He was on the run since 2007, but he never interrupted his contacts with Sicily.

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WHERE THE MOB KEEPS THE MONEY

by Roberto Saviano
THE global financial crisis has been a blessing for organized crime. A series of recent scandals have exposed the connection between some of the biggest global banks and the seamy underworld of mobsters, smugglers, drug traffickers and arms dealers.

CRIME RATES RISES IN ITALY

According to the crime statistics relesed today by the Italian Ministry of Interior, in 2012 crime rates in Italy increased of 5.4 percent. The economic crisis and the recession are considered the main causes.
http://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2012/08/20/news/reati_in_aumento_del_5_4_boom_di_furti_nelle_abitazioni-41221630/

MOZZARELLA AND CAMORRA

Giuseppe Mandara – the head of one of the biggest mozzarella makers in Italy and a major exporter of buffalo mozzarella – has been arrested and assets for 100 million euro have been seized. It seems that the Mandara group was controlled by the Casalesi clan.

http://corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napoli/notizie/cronaca/2012/17-luglio-2012/mozzarella-dop-casalesi-arrestato-mandara-maxi-sequestro-100-milioni-2011040607215.shtml

 

FBI SAYS GANGS: THE NEW ‘WHITE COLLAR’ CRIMINAL

BARSTOW • White collar thefts are the crime of choice for local gangs and organized criminals — in line with a national trend where perps opt for easier means of illegal gain, according to local and national law enforcement.

FBI reports say many gangs are moving away from traditional crimes, such as drug and weapons trafficking, and are choosing fraud and identity theft instead.

http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/new-13230-white-barstow.html

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