Italy, on trail of Mafia boss, seizes vil­las, yacht and more

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

Anti-Mafia au­thor­i­ties in Si­cily on the trail of the No. 1 fugi­tive Mafia boss have con­fis­cated 1.5 bil­lion eu­ros ($1.67 bil­lion) in prop­erty.

The seizure of tourist re­sorts, a 21-me­ter yacht, com­pa­nies and other prop­erty Satur­day was called one of the big­gest hauls in Italy’s strat­egy to weaken crim­i­nal syn­di­cates by go­ing af­ter ill-gained wealth.

The prop­erty be­longed to heirs of a tour com­pany owner who au­thor­i­ties al­lege had links to Mafia boss.

Ital­ian news agency ANSA quoted lawyers for heirs to the late tourist mag­nate Carmelo Patti as vow­ing to sue to re­gain the prop­er­ties.

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