Monthly Archives: March 2012

Italian police raid mob Godfather’s house finding drugs, guns… and Al Pacino

An Italian police officer stands with the life-size Al Pacino bust found in the home of Naples mobster Carlo Padovani

Detectives who raided the home of a mob Godfather discovered a hoard of drugs, cash and firearms – plus a life-size bust of Al Pacinio’s movie gangster Scarface.

The porcelain bust was found in the home of Carlo Padovani, 34, after armed officers carried out a dawn raid on his criminal empire and arrested him and 32 others including several women.

Full Story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/Italian-police-raid-mob-Al-Pacino

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Italian Mafia members moving to Switzerland

At least four suspected members of Italy’s major mafia organisations are thought to be resident in Switzerland.

According to the results of a criminal investigation, four suspected members thought to belong to some of Italy’s most notorious mafia groups, the Cosa Nostra, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, are residing in Switzerland, newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung reported.

Full Story: http://www.thelocal.ch/2973/20120329/

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Real-life Godfather scene in Mafia trial

Vincenzo Calabro (right) yesterday after appearing at a trial in which his brother was testifying, recalling a scene from “The Godfather: Part II” (above).

In a scene straight out of “The Godfather: Part II,” a Mafia rat on the witness stand yesterday watched his brother walk into a Brooklyn courtroom — and sit with the family of the mobster he was testifying against.

And the brother who showed up — in a suspected life-imitating-art bid to get his sibling to clam up — even had the same name and background as the one in that Oscar-winning Mafia film: “Vincenzo” from Sicily.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com//brooklyn/mob

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