Law enforcement is always the last to know.
Massimo Carminati and his so-called Mafia Capitale in Rome, Italy apparently had business ties with Rocco Rotolo and Salvatore Ruggiero from the Mancuso clan of the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia for years as reported by ANSA.
Last month Italian police busted Carminati -- a convicted terrorist nicknamed "the Pirate" after losing an eye in a shootout with police -- for allegedly running a scheme with corrupt politicians to rig bids and embezzle money on government contracts.
Silly Carminati. If he wanted to get rich gaming the system he simply should have moved to Washington, D.C., registered as a lobbyist and gotten some corporate clients. After all, politics is just a sophisticated version of the Mafia.