Santo Domingo, 8 fugitives extradited to Italy: from the former vice-president of Padua to drug traffickers


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They have been extradited to Italy eight fugitives arrested in recent months a Santo Domingo. Seven men and a woman accused of mafia-type criminal association, scams for the elderly, international trafficking drug and fraudulent bankruptcy, they arrived with a flight this morning at dawn at Fiumicino airport (Rome). The operation, carried out for months both in Italy and abroad by the men of the International Police Cooperation Service (SCIP) led by the director of the criminal police Vittorio Rizzi, it should have ended already in March, but due to the outbreak of the pandemic of coronavirus has been delayed.

Far from Italy some of the eight fugitives had made a new life, built resorts or managed restaurants; others continued to pursue their illicit trafficking. Teresa Amante, 57 years old, the only woman among those arrested is the one who has to serve the longest sentence of over 13 years in prison: sentenced in seven proceedings in different places in Italy (Genoa, Rome, Palermo, Rapallo, Albenga) for crimes of aggravated fraud, extortion and theft, Amante was tracked down in a reserved residence 150 km from the capital of the Dominican Republic, where she had documents headed to another Italian citizen. Oliviero Zilio, 67 year old Paduan construction contractor, former vice president of Padova Calcio, sentenced to over 4 years for fraudulent bankruptcy and financial crime, had built a resort about 60 km from Santo Domingo, where he lived and where he was stopped. He ran a restaurant in the capital, however, Luca Finocchiaro, 43 year old from Latina, considered head of a criminal organization dedicated to the import into Italy of cocaine. Salvatore Vittorio, 55 year old from Naples, linked to Contini clan, was convicted of mafia-type crime and was arrested in Los Caballeros while taking his children to school. They were arrested for drugs too Luigi Capretto, 50 year old Neapolitan, sentenced to over 8 years and Sergio Cerioni, 64 year old from the Marches with a sentence of about 4 years for an association aimed at drug trafficking. Salvatore Galluccio52-year-old wanted for counterfeiting, receiving stolen goods and drug trafficking must serve six years. Alessandro Levi63-year-old from Brescia was sentenced to six years in prison for fraudulent bankruptcy.

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