December 8, 2021

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Ndrangheta’s extraordinary trial: 70 convicted

This is only one phase of the case against the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, which took place in Palermo in 1986-1987. An Italian judge on Saturday, November 6, handed down a blow to Ndrangheta and 70 other members of Ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful mafia group.

Judge Claudio Paris read the verdicts against 91 defendants in the Grand Court in Lamezia Terme, Calabria. “Maxi-test”, Hundreds of suspected members and collaborators of the organized crime syndicate ‘Ndrangheta. The 91 convicts now opted for a speedy trial behind closed doors, which allowed them to reduce their sentence by a third if convicted.

Imprisonment for up to 20 years

Nicola Gratteri, the worst anti-mafia lawyer – ‘His attempts to defeat Entrangata forced him to live under police protection for more than thirty years – all this was wrong. “Very good” Last Saturday. “70 out of 91 accused are innocent people “, He told the Italian news agency AdnKronos, adding that those released were minor actors. Some were sentenced by prosecutors to a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Dominico Macri, a member of the group’s military unit, and Pascual Gallon, the right-hand man of Luigi Mankuzo, the alleged mafia leader, are still under investigation, especially Grigorio Niclia, who was involved in the purchase and involvement of the weapons. Extortion. One-third of the group were sentenced to ten years or more and 21 were acquitted, Greater said.

Of the eight who were sentenced to 20 years in prison, six received full sentences, including 62-year-old Pascual Gallon, who has helped organize his employer’s three-year cavalry since 2014. He was released from prison, where he spent nineteen years.

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However, the main defendants chose a formal trial, namely Luigi Mankuzo “The Uncle”, 67, who was considered the head of the ‘Entrangata families who dominated the province of Wipo Valentia in Calabria’, and former senator and lawyer Giancarlo Pitelli, 68.

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More than 350 defendants were summoned for questioning

About 355 defendants have not yet been tried and are scheduled to take action in two years or more. The investigations lasted for several years and culminated in trials conducted in December 2019.

Located in Calabria, Italy’s poorest region, Ndrangheta controls much of the flow of cocaine entering Europe. The network, which competes for positions within the organization, which has about 150 families, has at least 6,000 members and affiliates in Calabria, and thousands more around the world, experts say.

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Although it now operates internationally and its revenue is reinvested in the legal economy, Ndrangheta’s ability to penetrate all branches of public administration in Calabria has helped it gain lucrative deals and consolidate its power.

Defendants convicted on Saturday had to answer specifically for mafia association, attempted murder, money laundering, drug trafficking, extortion and illegal possession of firearms.

The maximum trial takes place in a large courtroom capable of accommodating hundreds of lawyers to their clients and more than 900 prosecution witnesses and 58 defense witnesses. The famous Maxi-trial of 1986-1987, for its part, was a blow to the Sicilian Cosa Nostra with 338 convictions.

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World with AFP