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Salvatore Lo Piccolo
Salvatore Lo Piccolo
Salvatore Lo Piccolo
(born July 20, 1942 in Palermo), also known as the Baron (il Barone), is a Sicilian mafioso and one of the most powerful bosses of Palermo, Sicily. Lo Piccolo rose through the ranks of the Palermo
Palermo
mafia throughout the 1980s and he became the capo-mandamento of the San Lorenzo district in the early 1990s, replacing Salvatore Biondino who was sent to prison. Lo Piccolo was a fugitive since 1983 and had been running his Mafia affairs in hiding. With the capture of Bernardo Provenzano
Bernardo Provenzano
on April 11, 2006 Lo Piccolo had been cementing his power and rise to the top of the Palermo
Palermo
Mafia until his own arrest on November 5, 2007
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Palermo
Palermo
Palermo
(Italian: [paˈlɛrmo] ( listen), Sicilian: Palermu, Latin: Panormus, from Greek: Πάνορμος, Panormos) is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily
Sicily
and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo
Palermo
is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo
Palermo
in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians
Phoenicians
as Ziz ('flower')
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Almanach De Gotha
The Almanach de Gotha
Almanach de Gotha
(German: Gothaischer Hofkalender) was a directory of Europe's royalty and higher nobility, also including the major governmental, military and diplomatic corps, as well as statistical data by country. First published in 1763 by C.W. Ettinger in Gotha in Thuringia, Germany, at the ducal court of Frederick III, Duke
Duke
of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, it came to be regarded as an authority in the classification of monarchies and their courts, reigning and former dynasties, princely and ducal families, and the genealogical, biographical and titulary details of Europe's highest level of aristocracy. It was published from 1785 annually by Justus Perthes Publishing House in Gotha, until 1944
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Sicily
Sicily
Sicily
(/ˈsɪsɪli/ SISS-i-lee; Italian: Sicilia [siˈtʃiːlja], Sicilian: Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, in Southern Italy
Italy
along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. Sicily
Sicily
is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe,[4] and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high
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Pizzini
Pizzino (pl. pizzini) is an Italian language word derived from 'cartiglio' as entitled to address to the author and after Sicilian language[1] equivalent pizzinu. Despite it generically meaning "small piece of paper", the word is now widely used to refer to small slips of paper that the Sicilian Mafia uses for high-level communications. Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano is among those best known for using pizzini, most notably in his instruction that Matteo Messina Denaro become his successor. The pizzini of other mafiosi have significantly aided police investigations.[2] Provenzano case[edit] Provenzano used a version of the Caesar cipher, used by Julius Caesar in wartime communications.[1] The Caesar code involves shifting each letter of the alphabet forward three places; Provenzano's pizzini code did the same, then replaced letters with numbers indicating their position in the alphabet. Thus "mia" might become "16124", since m=13+3=16, i=9+3=12, and a=1+3=4
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Capo Mandamento
Historically a mandamento was the part of Italian territory under the jurisdiction of a "pretore" which is a kind of magistrate. These divisions were abolished in 1923. Within Cosa Nostra
Cosa Nostra
a mandamento is traditionally a district of three geographically contiguous Mafia cosche (families controlling a single land feud, or a city ward) in Sicily. A capo mandamento representing the mandamento is usually entitled to be part of the provincial Mafia Commission.[1] References[edit]^ Paoli, Mafia Brotherhoods, p. 53Dickie, John (2004). Cosa Nostra. A history of the Sicilian Mafia, London: Coronet, ISBN 0-340-82435-2 Paoli, Letizia (2003). Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style, New York: Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-515724-9 (Review by Klaus Von Lampe) (Review by Alexandra V
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Pagliarelli
Pagliarelli is a Maximum security prison in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.Contents1 History 2 The prison today 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Pagliarelli was built in 1980, became operational in 1996 and it is adjacent and adjoined to the Tribunal of Palermo. The prison is situated[1] behind the mountain ranges of Madonie[2] and is a very large structure and of reinforced concrete (RC), for both men and woman, in the chief town of the island
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Antonio Ingroia
Antonio
Antonio
is a Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese first name of Latin
Latin
origin. In the English language it is translated as Anthony, and has some female derivatives: Antonia, Antónia, Antonieta, Antonietta, and Antonella. It also has some male derivatives, such as Anthonio, Antò, Antonis, Antoñito, Antonino, Antonello, Tonio, Tono, Toño, Toñín, Tonino, Nantonio, Totò, Tó, Tonini, Tony, Toni, Toninho, Toñito, and Tonis. The Portuguese equivalent is António (Portuguese orthography) or Antônio (Brazilian Portuguese). In old Portuguese the form Antão was also used, In Galician the form Antón. The Greek versions of the name are Antonios (Αντώνιος) and Antonis (Αντώνης). The name derives from Antonius, a well-known Latin
Latin
family name, probably of Etruscan origin
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Giovanni Falcone
Giovanni Falcone
Giovanni Falcone
(Italian: [dʒoˈvanni falˈkoːne]; 18 May 1939 – 23 May 1992) was an Italian[1][2] judge and prosecuting magistrate. From his office in the Palace of Justice in Palermo, Sicily, he spent most of his professional life trying to overthrow the power of the Sicilian Mafia. After a long and distinguished career, culminating in the Maxi Trial
Maxi Trial
in 1986–1987, he was killed by the Corleonesi
Corleonesi
Mafia in May 1992, on the A29 motorway near the town of Capaci. His life parallels that of his close friend Paolo Borsellino. They both spent their early years in the same neighbourhood in Palermo. And though many of their childhood friends grew up in the Mafia background, both men fought on the other side of the war as prosecuting magistrates.[3] They were both killed in 1992, a few months apart
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Paolo Borsellino
Paolo Borsellino
Paolo Borsellino
(Italian: [ˈpaːolo borselˈliːno]; January 19, 1940 – July 19, 1992) was an Italian judge and prosecuting magistrate. He was killed by a Mafia car bomb in Palermo, 57 days after his friend and fellow Antimafia magistrate Giovanni Falcone
Giovanni Falcone
was assassinated in Capaci. He is considered to be one of the most important magistrates killed by the Sicilian Mafia
Sicilian Mafia
and he is remembered as one of the main symbols of the battle of the State against the Mafia
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Gambino Crime Family
The Gambino crime family
Gambino crime family
(pronounced [ɡamˈbiːno]) is one of the "Five Families" that dominate organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The group, which went through three bosses between 1910 and 1957, is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963, when the structure of organized crime first gained public attention. The group's operations extend from New York and the eastern seaboard to California. Its illicit activities include labor and construction racketeering, gambling, loansharking, extortion, money laundering, prostitution,[3] fraud, hijacking, pier thefts[clarification needed], and fencing. The family was one of the five families that were founded in New York after the Castellammarese War of 1931
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Gerlando Alberti
Gerlando Alberti (September 18, 1927 – February 1, 2012), also known as "U Paccarè" was a member of the Sicilian Mafia.[1] He belonged to the Porta Nuova family in Palermo headed by Giuseppe Calò. His nickname was "u Paccarè", the imperturbable one.[2] Alberti was involved in numerous notorious Mafia events, such as the Ciaculli massacre in 1963, the Viale Lazio massacre in 1969, the disappearance of journalist Mauro De Mauro in 1970, and the killing of Chief Prosecutor Pietro Scaglione in 1971.[3] He was one of the top mafiosi involved in cigarette smuggling and heroin trafficking in the 1970s. He once said of the Mafia: "Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese?"[2][4]Contents1 Early career 2 Mafia killer? 3 Rising star 4 Heroin lab 5 Attempt on life 6 References 7 SourcesEarly career[edit] Alberti was the son of a fruit seller and was born and grew up in Palermo, in the derelict district of Danisinni
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Drug Trafficking
The illegal drug trade is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws. Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws. The United Nations
United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drug
Drug
Report 2005 estimates the size of the global illicit drug market at US$321.6 billion in 2003.[1] With a world GDP of US$36 trillion in the same year, the illegal drug trade may be estimated as nearly 1% of total global trade
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Salvatore Inzerillo
Salvatore Inzerillo
Salvatore Inzerillo
(Palermo, 1944 – Palermo, May 11, 1981) was an Italian criminal, a member of the Sicilian Mafia, also known as Totuccio (a diminutive for Salvatore). He rose to be a powerful boss of Palermo's Passo di Rigano family. A prolific heroin trafficker, he was killed in May 1981 by the Corleonesi
Corleonesi
of Totò Riina
Totò Riina
in the Second Mafia War who opposed the established Palermo
Palermo
Mafia families of which Inzerillo was one of the main proponents.Contents1 Early life 2 Killed in the Second Mafia War 3 References 4 SourcesEarly life[edit] Inzerillo was born in Palermo
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SISDE
Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Democratica (Intelligence and Democratic Security Service), was the domestic intelligence agency of Italy. With the reform of the Italian Intelligence Services approved on 1 August 2007, SISDE was replaced by AISI.[1]Contents1 History 2 Mission 3 The directors 4 Motto and logo 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Since the end of World War II, Italian intelligence agencies have been reorganized many times in an attempt to increase their effectiveness and bring them more fully under civilian control. The agency was established as part of a broader reform of the Italian intelligence community, which represented the latest in a long string of government attempts to effectively manage Italy's intelligence agencies. In 1977, with Legislative Act n.801 of 24/10/1977, this came after a former chief of SID, Vito Miceli, was arrested for "conspiration against the State" (See Golpe Borghese), and the intelligence agencies wer
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Polizia Di Stato
The Polizia di Stato
Polizia di Stato
( State Police
State Police
or P.S.) is one of the national police forces of Italy. It is the main police force for providing police duties and it is also responsible for highway patrol (autostrade), railways (ferrovie), airports (aeroporti), customs (together with the Guardia di Finanza) as well as certain waterways, and assisting the local police forces. It was a military force until 1981 when the Italian State Law 121 was passed
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