December 3 2019
Investments, interests in the real estate sector and companies registered as nominees for laundering money. But also threats and extortion to competing companies. Here are the affairs of the Catania mafia linked to the Santapaolas. The picture emerges from the investigations of the police of the Ros of Catania, which resulted this morning in the operation called “Samael”.
In the anti-mafia blitz the carabinieri carried out an order of custody, in prison and under house arrest, against 9 people. Also ordered the seizure of companies and movable assets for a value of over 12.6 million euros. The measures were issued by the investigating judge at the request of the Dda Etna. The operation, called “Samael”, concerns real estate investments carried out in the 1990s by Nitto Santapaola , Aldo Ercolano, Francesco Mangion and Giuseppe Cesarotti. The alleged crimes are mafia association , external competition, extortion, money laundering, fraudulent transfer of values and illicit competition with threats.