Mafia boss gets life for German killings
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The ringleader of a gangland massacre of six people in Germany was jailed for life by an Italian court yesterday for an attack that highlighted the international reach of the Calabrian Mafia.
Giovanni Strangio was one of eight people convicted and given the maximum sentence for their roles in a violent feud that culminated in the 2007 slayings in the western German city of Duisburg.
Three other people were convicted and sentenced to terms ranging from nine to 12 years, while three more were acquitted by the court in the southern city of Locri.
Six Italian men were shot dead on 15 August 2007 as they left a birthday party at an Italian restaurant. Prosecutors said the massacre was part of a long-running feud between two clans of the 'Ndrangheta, which is based in the southern region of Calabria. The 'Ndrangheta is considered more powerful than the Sicilian Mafia.
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe in bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe in bikinis
Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing the result either way
Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Alan Henning: British Muslim leaders unite to call on Isis to release UK hostage
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for spe...
£90 - £160 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Science Teacher (mater...
£110 - £200 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Maths Teacher for an ...
£22000 - £37000 per annum: Randstad Education Leeds: A West Yorkshire School i...