- Title: Gang leaders convicted in massive Italy "Mafia Capital" trial
- Date: 20th July 2017
- Summary: ROME, ITALY (FILE - NOVEMBER 5, 2015) (REUTERS) VIEW OVER ROME VARIOUS OF ROME TOWN HALL
- Embargoed: 3rd August 2017 13:41
- Keywords: Mafia-style mob ring Italian capital Rome "Mafia Capital"
- Location: ROME, ITALY
- City: ROME, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0036QIVLFR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Massimo Carminati and Salvatore Buzzi, leaders of a Mafia-style mob ring that plundered the city coffers of Rome, were convicted on Thursday (July 20) at the end of one the biggest organised crime trials in the Italian capital.
Carminati, a one-time member of Rome's notorious far-right Magliana Gang, was handed a 20-year sentence and Buzzi, a convicted murderer, was given 19 years.
The two were among 46 defendants in the so-called "Mafia Capital" trial that began in 2015 and which had become a symbol of corruption in Rome.
Carminati, who lost an eye in a police shootout in the early 1980s, was accused of infiltrating Rome's city hall and getting his gang's hands on lucrative public contracts, including for the running of centres housing immigrants.
The investigation laid bare systemic corruption in the city as politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen hooked up with mobsters to rig public tenders.
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