Italian police seize properties of ex-mafia boss

The 62-year-old Maniero led the powerful Venetian mala del Brenta mafia group until the mid-1990s.

Italian police seize properties of ex-mafia boss

World Bulletin / News Desk

Italian police announced Tuesday they have seized goods and properties belonging to former mafia boss Felice Maniero, who appears to be cooperating with the authorities after serving a lengthy prison term.

He was twice detained and twice escaped before entering into a fraught collaboration with Italian justice authorities which led to the dismantling of his organised crime network.

In 1997 Maniero was jailed for 19 years for nine murders committed between 1982 and 1994. He was released from prison in 2010 and given a new identity.

Italian media tracked Maniero down in 2015, managing a water purification company.

At the start of last year the authorities reopened their inquiries in a bid to recover some of the valuable assets accrued from his mafia activities, estimated to be worth some 17 million euros.

Those inquiries turned up investments in prestigious real estate managed bny Maniero family members.

Last Mod: 17 Ocak 2017, 23:45
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