Alfano ups protection on 4 anti-Mafia magistrates

'Highest level' of police guards over Cosa Nostra judges

(ANSA) - Milan, December 16 - Four Italian magistrates have been put under the "highest level" of police protection after threats over their investigations of the Cosa Nostra Mafia, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Monday in a report to the Anti-Mafia Commission. Last month, Cosa Nostra boss Toto Riina threatened a Palermo prosecutor from behind bars.

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