Wednesday, February 21, 2007


(ANSA) - Rome, February 19 - Anti-Mafia groups expressed outrage on Monday after learning that five bosses, including three convicted of the 1992 murder of top Sicilian magistrate Paolo Borsellino, were to be given softer jail terms.The association for the relatives of Mafia victims said the decision was "unbelievable" and demanded an explanation from Justice Minister Clemente Mastella.Sicilian daily Il Giornale di Sicilia reported in a Monday article that Mastella had written to anti-Mafia prosecutors informing them that the period of tough jail conditions prescribed for the five bosses had lapsed.The daily named the five as Salvatore Biondo, Giuseppe Montalto, Lorenzo Tinnirello, Salvatore Benigno and Cosimo Lo Nigro.Biondo, Montalto and Tinnirello are all serving life for the July 1992 car bombing which killed renowned anti-Mafia prosecutor Borsellino and five members of his escort.Benigno and Lo Nigro have been jailed for life for their part in a May 1993 car bomb attack in central Florence which killed five people, injured scores of others and damaged the famous Uffizi art gallery.


Post a Comment

<< Home