Italy has sentenced Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro

Italy has sentenced Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro

January 17, 2023: On Monday, Italy’s No. 1 fugitive, arrested Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, was arrested at a private clinic in Palermo, Sicily, following 30 years on the run, Italian paramilitary police said.

Messina Denaro was arrested at the clinic, which receives treatment for an undisclosed medical condition, said Carabinieri Gen. Pasquale Angelosanto, heading the police force’s special operations squad.

Messina Denaro is being taken to a private location by police right after the arrest, Italian state television stated.

A young man who went into hiding is currently 60 years old. Messina Denaro, who had a powerful base in the port city of Trapani in western Sicily, was taking Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, the top boss, even while a fugitive.

He was the previous of three longtime fugitive top-level Mafia bosses who had forty years eluded capture.

Messina Denaro, tired in absentia and convicted of dozens of murders, faces many life sentences.

He is ready to be imprisoned for two bombings in Sicily in 1992 that killed top anti-Mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

Among other horrible crimes he was convicted of is killing a Mafia turncoat’s young son, who was stuck and his body mixed in a vat of acid.

On Monday, the arrest came 30 years and a day after noting of convicting “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina in a Palermo building following 23 years on the run.

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