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BASILISCHI: THE FIFTH MAFIA

Disclaimer: Even though this article has been published in 2008, it is still important to give it publicity given the fact that it explains, in English, the rise and presence of the Fifth Italian Mafia, The Basilischi, a subject area not known or less known even to the experts of the field.

“There is Cosa Nostra in Sicily, ‘Ndrangheta in Calabria, Camorra in Campania and Sacra Corona Unita in Puglia. A fifth mafia has been added, the Basilischi, in the region of Basilicata (also called by its former name, Lucania)”.

FOUR YEARS IN JAIL FOR SCOTS BUSINESSMAN IN £17M VAT SCAM

A BUSINESSMAN has been jailed for his role in an organised crime gang involved in a £17 million VAT scam.

Shabir Anwar Ahmed, 52, from Glasgow, was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting conspiracy to steal taxpayers’ money between February and December 2005.

SEIZED MAFIA ASSETS PUT TO GOOD USE

A big photovoltaic plant will be realized on a land that was seized from the notorious Casalesi boss Francesco Schiavone (“Sandokan”).

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