Saturday, March 31, 2012

Italian Banker Connected To The 'Pizza Connection' Case Arrested In Bangkok

 
The Washington Post reports that a fugitive connected to the 'Pizza Connection' heroin smuggling case that reached from Sicily to American pizza parlours was arrested in Bangkok.

ROME — A fugitive Italian banker implicated in the “Pizza Connection” drug and money laundering trial has been detained in Thailand after Italian authorities tracked his whereabouts on Facebook, authorities said Saturday.

Italy’s highest court in 2009 upheld the 2006 conviction and nine-year prison sentence against Vito Roberto Palazzolo for Mafia association. Prosecutors allege that while working in Switzerland as a banker, Palazzolo laundered money for some of Italy’s top mobsters, a charge he denies.

You can read about the "Pizza Connection" and the rest of the story via the below link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/italian-implicated-in-pizza-connection-trial-held-in-thailand-on-alleged-mob-ties/2012/03/31/gIQAqsCMnS_story.html

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