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'Ndrangheta boss-turned-informer escapes house arrest

Saro Mammoliti convicted for extortion of anti-mafia association

04 February, 18:58
Saverio Mammoliti
Saverio Mammoliti
'Ndrangheta boss-turned-informer escapes house arrest

(ANSA) - Reggio Calabria, February 4 - An 'Ndrangheta mafia boss-turned-police informer was on the run on Tuesday after escaping house arrest following a conviction.

Saro Mammoliti, 72, disappeared after being sentenced to 13 and a half years for mafia extortion by a Reggio Calabria tribunal.

Mammoliti, the former head of the Mammoliti-Rugolo clan that operates in Oppido Mamertina in Italy's southern Calabria region, began collaborating with the judiciary during an appeals trial for alleged mafia association in 2003. He returned to jail in November 2012 on suspicion of attempted extortion against Libera Terra, an association working with property confiscated from organised crime. He subsequently obtained house arrest pending the outcome of his trial.

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