The centenarian flouted a firework ban while greeting locals and shady overseas visitors from the US to mark the occasion
Procopio Di Maggio invited scores of family and friends to a banquet and organised a public fireworks display in the mafia-infested town of Cinisi
One of the party’s former councillors has been suspected of accepting mob votes
Report blames higher-than-usual rates on 'environmental contaminants from illegal hazardous waste dump sites'
The New York mob isn’t what it used to be and – in the wake of ‘the last old-school’ Mafia trial into the infamous Lufthansa heist – you are more likely to find hipsters and tourists than wiseguys on the streets today
The 150-metre Laura C had been heading for Naples from the port of Taranto when it was sunk by a British submarine in 1941
The 80-year-old joked to his lawyer 'Sam, don’t let them see the body in the trunk' as he left court yesterday
Stefano Lo Verso, former chauffeur for the notorious boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano, is calling for a revolution in witness-protection programmes which would allow collaborators to go home
Experts say fugitive mob millionaires choose to live like prisoners rather than seek a more comfortable existence elsewhere in order to evade capture while maintaining control over their criminal operations
Prosecutor hails investigation as 'the most important of the past 10 years'
The lavish funeral included a helicopter which dropped rose petals on mourners and a band playing tunes from the Godfather
The neighbourhood was once a bustling centre of Italian immigrant life but now serves more as a tourist destination
Conviction for the former Italian prime minister’s long-time associate adds to mounting troubles
Nino di Matteo’s life has been threatened by jailed former boss of bosses, Toto 'the Beast' Riina, over his investigation into links between the mob and the Italian state in the 1990s
Shops vandalised if businesses failed to purchase overpriced festive flowers
Joseph Nigro was detained by officers investigating file sharing network