Camorra mobster 'put 1-mn euro bounty' on prosecutor
Ecomafia boss arrested after associated told police of plan10 December, 12:12
Police say that Cipriano Chianese, 62, offered that sum to anyone who would kill the lead prosecutor investigating the businessman who allegedly created, and for decades operated, the illegal trafficking of waste.
Chianese, who is also a lawyer, was arrested on Tuesday and is being held in jail.
Police say that Carlo Verde, 37, who worked for Chianese, told them of the assassination plot.
Verde was also arrested Tuesday along with Chianese's brother Francesco. Cipriano Chianese is also alleged to have extorted quotas for waste management and operated a transport company, the Mary Trans, that moved waste for municipal governments and businesses.