Giuseppe Setola is serving a life term for heading a hit squad for the Casalesi clan from the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia, and now the imprisoned mobster wants to atone for his sins by becoming a government witness after the late pope John Paul II appeared to him in a dream as reported by ANSA.
Several already-imprisoned mobsters from the Casalesi clan of the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia have been charged for their alleged roles in the 1989 murder of 21-year-old Paolo Letizia "in a turf war that erupted after the killing of Antonio Bardellino, one of the founders of the Casalesi clan" as reported by ANSA.
The good people of Naples, Italy who report the bad deeds of degenerate mobsters from the notorious Camorra will get tax breaks for three years as a just reward for their brave whistleblowing as reported by the International Business Times.
Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris said "this is a revolutionary principle" as reported by ANSA: "we are trying to promote the reporting of hateful crimes such as loan sharking and racketeering through economic incentives, while signaling that institutions stand by honest and courageous citizens."
Premier Matteo Renzi told students on the first day of school at the Pino Puglisi institute -- named after the priest who was murdered in 1993 for urging youth not to join the Mafia -- that the crime families remain strong not only in the country's South "but particularly in the North with its economic connections" as reported by ANSA.
Italy's four principal Mafia groups are based in the wretched God-forsaken southern regions -- Cosa Nostra in Sicily, Camorra in Naples, 'Ndrangheta in Calabria and Sacra Corona Unita in Puglia -- but in recent years have migrated like an invasive species to the more affluent northern regions to launder their money from the intenational drug smuggling trade.
Sheryl Rogers, the one-time British squeeze of now-deceased Italian mobster Giuseppe Felaco from the Nuvoletta clan of the Camorra, is accused of laundering money from her man's $200 million drug trade as reported by the Daily Mail: "but she claims Felaco, with whom she has a 16-year-old son, told her that he was a legitimate businessman," and "she said she could not have been in the Mafia because she was not Italian and, besides, they did not admit female members."
Organized crime is big business, and the top earners in descending order of annual revenue are the Yamaguchi Guri from Japan's Yakuza at $80 billion, the Solntsevskaya Bratva from the Russian Mafia at $8.5 billion, Italy's Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia at $4.9 billion, Italy's 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia at $4.5 billion, and the Sinaloa cartel from Mexico at $3 billion as reported by Chris Matthews for Fortune.
All the Mafia groups in Italy earn an aggregate $33 billion each year.
The biggest rackets for the crime groups are the drug trade and flesh peddling, of course.