SaHoly after At 9 pm Monday night, Giovanni Bruska and his brothers, wives and children suddenly had to give up their roast chicken dinner. Armed masked police rushed into the villa they had rented and arrested two men.
It was 1996. On May 31, Bruska left the Roman prison after serving 25 years in 1992 with the 30-year sentence imposed on Italy’s most famous anti-mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone. Few recent events have caused more disgust than the release of this former mafia boss, the nickname. You are velous, (Pig) in Sicilian. “This is not justice that Italy should receive,” criticized Matteo Salvini, the leader of the populist Northern Alliance.
I could certainly understand the emotional reaction. Brusca was a major late associate. Capo dei capi, The boss of the boss, the psychopathic Salvatore “Totò'” Lina. In the early 1990s, Lina began terrorist attacks on Italy, with deadly bombings in several cities on the mainland, the assassination of Falcone, and the subsequent killing of Falcone’s colleague Paolo Borsellino. It was Mr. Braska who detonated the bomb that killed Falcone, his wife and bodyguards. And when one of the other members of the assault corps, Santino Di Matteo, was arrested and became an accomplice, it was Mr. Braska who kidnapped his 12-year-old son and tried to silence him. .. After detaining him for more than two years, he strangled the boy and dissolved his body in acid.
Ironically, he submitted state evidence after Mr Bruska himself was arrested. After initially misleading the interrogator, he provided valuable information about the Sicilian Mafia, commonly known as Sicilian Mafia. I started offering them. With his help, just as ironically, thanks to the law sponsored by Falcone, he was spared life imprisonment. The law has helped police and prosecutors change some other top mafia and has steadily weakened the mafia over the last 25 years. Cosa Nostra is now more powerful than Calabrian’Ndrangheta or Napolitan Camorra. There is none.
Falcone’s sister Maria said she was saddened by Mr Bruska’s release. But she added, “This is the law, the law my brother wanted, so it must be respected.” Her brother was probably proud of her. ■
This article was published in the printed European section under the heading “The price of success”.
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