Twenty-four defendants including businessmen and politicians have been arrested for their alleged ties to the Casalesi clan of the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia as reported by ANSA: "the suspects face various charges including criminal association, complicity in mafia association, false ownership, money laundering, extortion, abuse of office and fraud." Sad truth is that organized crime cannot exist without public corruption.
Italian authorities also seized a shopping mall worth 60 million euros ($66 million) which allegedly is directly linked to currently-imprisoned Casalesi boss Michele Zagaria. Zagaria spent sixteen years on the lam until December 2011 when police found him living in an underground bunker in his home town of Casapesenna near Naples.
The Camorra runs the streets of impoverished Naples and is involved in everything from the vice rackets such as drugs and prostitution to the corruption of legitimate industries including waste and construction, and its dirty operations were exposed to the world by Roberto Saviano in his 2006 international bestseller Gomorrah which subsequently was adapted into a film by director Matteo Garrone.
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