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  • Film Review: 'The State-Mafia Pact'

    Muckraking helmer-performer Sabina Guzzanti is a modern-day Italian Ida Tarbell, fearlessly shining a light on the fetid body politic. "The State-Mafia Pact" is a natural continuation of her biting anti-Silvio Berlusconi docu-satire "Viva Zapatero!" with broader consequences, providing a step-by-step account of how the Italian government -- including, but hardly limited to, Berlusconi -- made a deal with the Mafia to gain and maintain power. . Offshore, "Pact" will be limited to Italo showcases, as the barrage of unfamiliar names will overwhelm most international auds.
  • Former Philadelphia mob boss could go back to prison

    PHILADELPHIA Former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino could be headed back to prison just days before his court-ordered supervision is scheduled to end if federal authorities have their way. His probation officers say the 52-year-old ex-...

    Spotlight thrown on Mafia in Venice festival film

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - An Italian documentary about the Mafia whose director said she checked all the facts "1,400 times" cast a spotlight at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday on a mooted, covert deal between Italy's political...

    Sicilian mobster wins literary prize, stirring controversy

    A jailed Sicilian mobster who cannot remember how many people he has killed has sparked a row in Italy after being awarded a top literary prize for his autobiography. Giuseppe Grassonelli, 49, who was given a life sentence in 1992 for at least a dozen...

    Pope Francis visits Italian mob turf, says mafiosi excommunicated

    Pope Francis strongly denounced organized crime syndicates in Italy during a Saturday Mass, saying members of the Calabrian mafia were "excommunicated from the church." The pope made the comments during a visit to the country's southern region, which...