Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Millions in assets seized from ex-mafia arms pusher


Rome, July 4 - Italian DIA anti-mafia police in
Rome on Thursday announced the seizure of 10 million euros'
worth of assets from a 61-year-old ex-convict suspected of new
The man in question is Alfredo Bizzoni, whose history
includes a 20-month prison sentence for supplying weapons to a
Calabrian mobster that channeled arms used in mafia massacres in
Milan, Florence and Rome in 1993.
On the books, Bizzoni appeared to be a small businessman,
but investigators found his modest declared income was
inconsistent with his substantial wealth of assets.
Anti-mafia police confiscated Bizzoni's properties in Rome
and in the central Italian Abruzzo region, numerous vehicles
including a Porsche, roughly 40 financial accounts, and various
companies in the health-diagnostics sector.
Bizzoni was also placed under special surveillance for two
years, with major restrictions on his personal freedom, the DIA
said in a statement.
Bizzoni has a criminal record related to arms and
In 1995, the DIA arrested him for playing a logistical role
in mafia preparations for series of attacks that caused terror,
destruction, and took at least 10 lives in major Italian cities
in 1993.
Prosecutors maintained that Bizzoni supplied arms and
ammunition to Antonio Scarano, a criminal-turned-informant, who
was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the mafia

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