Joe Bruno on the Mob – Italian Mobsters Girlfriend Turns Rat


This may be one reason that women are never inducted into the Mafia. They can’t take the heat.

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In a devastating display of betrayal, Monica Vitale, the “goumada” of Sicilian mob boss Gaspare Parisi, turned cheese-eater and spilled the beans on all of Parisi’s illegal activities. The only reason given for her betrayal was that “she could no longer stand his life of crime.”

After Vitale ran to the law, the Sicilian police went on a 15-month surveillance caper on the gangsters, – where they used listening devices and hidden cameras. As a result, 28 Italian mobsters were arrested, including Parisi, who now must have more than a little bit of Sicilian omelette splashed across his face.

Sicilian authorities released the statement, “’This was a very successful operation against Mafia activity in the city and led to 28 people being arrested. It came at the end of 15 months of surveillance and much of the information came from Monica Vitale. She (Vitale) has told everything she knows to a team of detectives and prosecutors and now as a result she is under police protection, as she is a key witness.”

Some of the other little tidbits that Vitale told the police included:

  1. She was used to collect extortion payments from designer boutiques in Palermo.
  2. She overheard a murder being discussed by mobsters during her time with Parisi……. And
  3. Former MP Enzo Fragala was beaten to death in Palermo in February 2010 on the orders of boss Tommasso Di Giovanni after he failed to show respect to the wife of another mobster who had been arrested.

The Sicilian Mafia was always supposed to be more astute and more careful than the American Mafia. But I can’t imagine an American Mafioso who would get his girlfriend so intimately involved in his activities that she would have enough information to put him away for a very long time.

Hell, Tony Soprano never even told his wife Carmela he had a ton of cash hidden in their backyard.

Carmela found that stash all on her own.

You can view the article below at:

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2074036/Hell-hath-fury-28-mobsters-arrested-Mafia-bosss-girlfriend-turns-police-informer.html

Hell hath no fury: 28 Italian mobsters arrested after Mafia boss’s girlfriend turns police informer

By Nick Pisa

Italian police today arrested 28 Mafia mobsters after the girlfriend of a Godfather turned informer.

Monica Vitale, the partner of boss Gaspare Parisi, spilt the beans on the activities of her lover and his associates because she could no longer stand his life of crime and is now in hiding with round-the-clock protection.

With Monica’s priceless information officers carried out a 15-month surveillance operation on the gangsters – using listening devices and hidden cameras – finally moving in to make the arrests early this morning in a massive dawn swoop codenamed Pedro.

The men were held in a series of raids in Palermo, Sicily, the Mafia’s island stronghold – and during the operation it also emerged that one arrested mobster, Calogero Lo Presti, had been extorting money from a TV crew who were making a crime series on the Mafia.

Lo Presti and his associates had managed to infiltrate the set of popular TV show Squadra Antimafia (Anti-Mafia Squad), which revolves around a group of brave police officers fighting corruption and organised crime in Palermo.

‘She has told everything she knows to a team of detectives and prosecutors and now as a result she is under police protection, as she is a key witness’

He had managed to secure lucrative contracts with the show for catering and transport and he was recorded boasting to one friend: ‘If they carry on paying and using the services we provide they will have no problems on the set.’

Video footage released by police in Palermo showed armed officers climbing over fences to launch raids on the villas and houses of those arrested, and in other footage those held were seen having a series of meetings to discuss criminal activity.

Miss Vitale, who told police she was used to collect extortion payments from designer boutiques in Palermo, also revealed that she had overheard a murder being discussed by mobsters during her time with Parisi.

She told police how lawyer and former MP Enzo Fragala was beaten to death in Palermo in February 2010 on the orders of boss Tommasso Di Giovanni after he ‘failed to show respect to the wife of another mobster who had been arrested’.

Di Giovanni was among the 28 people held in the police operation. One mobster suffered a fractured leg as he tried to escape police capture by jumping from a staircase. He was under armed guard in hospital.

A police spokesman in Palermo said: ‘This was a very successful operation against Mafia activity in the city and led to 28 people being arrested. It came at the end of 15 months of surveillance and much of the information came from Monica Vitale.

‘She has told everything she knows to a team of detectives and prosecutors and now as a result she is under police protection, as she is a key witness.’

He added that those arrested had been held on charges of Mafia association, extortion, drug trafficking and robbery.

Police named the staircase-jumping Mafia boss as Nicola Milano.

Father-and-son mobsters Giovanni and Fabrizio Toscano tried to escape in their pyjamas from a police night raid but were caught.

http://www.josephbrunowriter.com/index.html

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2 Responses to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – Italian Mobsters Girlfriend Turns Rat”

  1. I hope all is well with you. It’s been years since we talked.
    Hope you remember me. Email me if possible.
    Eileen

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