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MAFIA ASSETS SEIZED IN LOMBARDY AND SARDINIA

Agents of the Guardia di Finanza confiscated Mafia assets for millions of euro in Milan and in Sardinia.
http://milano.repubblica.it/cronaca/2012/07/05/news/le_mani_della_mafia_sui_locali_del_centro_anche_il_samarani_caf_sotto_sequestro-38557719/?ref=HREC2-6

ORGANIZED CRIME AND THE STRAIT OF MESSINA BRIDGE

An inquiry on criminal infiltration in the works of the bridge over the Strait of Messina.

http://inchieste.repubblica.it/it/repubblica/rep-it/2012/06/15/news/le_infiltrazioni_del_ponte-37270871/

ITALY CONVICTS LOCAL MAFIA IN AUSTRALIA

THREE Mafia figures living freely in Australia and labelled “extremely dangerous” by Italian authorities have been sentenced in absentia to long jail terms for international drug trafficking.
The Saturday Age can reveal that Australian men Nicola Ciconte, Vincenzo Medici and Michael Calleja have been convicted and sentenced in Italy for their role in a plot to smuggle up to 500 kilograms of cocaine into Australia.

Read more:  http://www.smh.com.au/national/italy-convicts-local-mafia-20120615-20fok.html#ixzz1yF88aLM3

THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE IN 1993 AND 1994 IS NOW INVESTIGATED FOR THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE STATE AND THE MAFIA

Giovanni Conso, a former Italian Justice Minister, has been accused of having provided false information to the public prosecutor concerning the cancelation of the “carcere duro”(an exceptional regime that can be used according to Italian law for people imprisoned for particular serious crimes) for more than 300 mafiosi.

http://www.corriere.it/cronache/12_giugno_13/trattativa-stato-mafia-indagato-conso_40e49a16-b569-11e1-817c-8346743ab819.shtml

CAMORRA: 47 ARRESTED DURING A MAJOR POLICE OPERATION IN ITALY

A major operation has led to the arrest of dozens of “camorristi” linked to the Mallardo’s clan and to the seizure of significant assets in six different Italian regions (Campania, Lazio, Emilia Romagna, Abruzzo, Calabria and Lombardia).

http://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2012/06/06/news/arresti_camorra_mallardo-36627563/

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