A court in Sicily on Tuesday night sentenced the most wanted man in Italy, the capo de la Cosa Nostra Matteo Messina Money, to life imprisonment for his role in the 1992 bombings that killed two prominent judges, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who were fighting the mafia.
Messina Money, who is among the ten most wanted fugitives by the FBI, has been sentenced “in absentia” by a court in the Sicilian city of Caltanissetta, the Italian news agency ANSA has reported.
In addition to the life sentence, which is added to the others that weigh on him for several more murders, Messina Denaro, missing since 1993, must pay between 10,000 and 500,000 euros to the families of the victims of these attacks.
Despite the network of support around her, It is unknown whether Messina Denaro, 58, continues to hold any relevant position in the organization.
Last June, The Italian police arrested two men close to the kingpin and accused them of association and extortion of gangsters. Both were part of an organized crime syndicate in Messina Denaro’s home province of Trapani, in eastern Sicily.
These two arrests took place within the framework of the so-called ‘Ermes’ operation, against the suspects linked to the mandates of the Mazara del Vallo and Castelvetrano mafias, “dedicated to preserving economic interests, control of territory, activities and communication with the fugitive. “