Six suspects from the Corleone clan of Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia have been arrested for their alleged roles in a plot to assassinate Interior Minister Angelino Alfano over "his readiness to toughen jail sentences for people convicted of mafia association" as reported by Reuters.
The apparent plot was uncovered through wiretaps against the suspects, and "Alfano 'should end up like Kennedy,' they are heard saying" as reported by ANSA. In one wiretapped conversation a suspect asks "who killed Kennedy," and then answers "our clan in America" as reported by The Local: "'and he (Alfano) did the same thing, he climbed the ladder and then forgot,' one of the mobsters says, accusing both men of rising to power with Mafia support then dismissing the crime group."
Historians increasingly have embraced the theory that the CIA and its Mafia tools were responsible for the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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