Italy Seizes Mafia-Linked Assets Worth $1.9 Billion

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  1. Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Italian police today seized 1.5 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in assets belonging to a Sicilian businessman linked to the Mafia in the country’s biggest haul against organized crime, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said.

    “It was the biggest seizure of assets” in Italian history, Maroni said in a television interview on “Mattino Cinque” on Mediaset SpA’s Canale 5. The businessman, based in the Sicilian city of Trapani, is “close to the Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, currently at large,” Maroni said.

    A statement by anti-Mafia investigators in Rome identified the businessman as Vito Nicastri, who works in alternative- energy production. He has not been arrested. His seized assets include more than 100 properties, 43 companies operating mainly in the wind-power industry, luxury cars, a 46-foot catamaran, bank accounts and securities, according to the statement.

    It´s always "Vito"... :cool:
  2. Italian police seized 15 billion euros in assets from organized crime groups in the 14 months through August:eek:
  3. I think if someone has $1.9 billion in assets, its pretty easy to link them to almost anyone.
  4. TraDaToR


    Sicilians and Napolitans are finished now. Only the calabrese remain. They are like the CME group of mafia.
  5. mokwit


    Come on, the Calabrese are not THAT bad.
  6. TraDaToR