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ShareJuly 18, 2018 Some of the criminal formations rooted in some areas of the capital and based on close family ties "increasingly show modus operandi that can be assimilated to the case envisaged by article 416 bis and functional to the management of typical illegal activities, such as drug trafficking, usury, extortion and crimes against the person ". This is what the latest six-monthly report of the Anti-Mafia Investigation Directorate points out, recalling that "the investigative and judicial results of the last few years continue to account for a reality, the Roman one, which is particularly complex in terms of criminal infiltrations, which they see at work. qualified projections of Italian mafia-type organizations (Sicilian, Calabrian and Campania in the first place), which have easily managed to adapt to the socio-economic characteristics of the territory of choice ". If necessary, these criminal gangs "perfectly know how to intersect their interests not only with the partnerships of foreign origin but also with the autochthonous delinquent groups which, although different from each other, in terms of structural model and action related to the exercise of criminal power, have adopted the mafia-type organizational and operational model, to acquire more and more spaces in the reference territorial environment ". In this context, Dia recalls, the ruling issued by the Court of Cassation on 26 October 2017 as part of the "New Alba" investigation, which recognized the existence of the mafia method adopted on the territory of Ostia by the Fasciani family, annuling the second instance sentence with postponement. Still in the area of Ostia, "a vast media echo had the episode that saw a member of the Spada family attacking a journalist who was trying to interview him. A few days after the incident, the DDA of Rome ordered the arrest, subsequently validated, by the attacker for injuries and threats, aggravated by the 'mafia method' ". Still in the capital, especially in the area of the south-east quadrant, "we note the operation of the Casamonica clan, a 'historical' criminal aggregate, which rests its power on a solid family base. Among the typical activities of the partnership, the conduct usurious and extortion, crimes against the person, drug trafficking and the reuse of illicit capital ": a cross-section confirmed by the carabinieri operation which yesterday brought 33 members of the organization to prison.
Cosa Nostra looking for a new boss for the "after Riina"
Unlike other criminal organizations, Cosa Nostra "cannot give up acquiring a new boss". But the succession of Toto 'Riina presents "problematic aspects" and is "at risk of strong tensions that could result in acts of force, with dangerous repercussions in the immediate term". The latest six-monthly report from the Anti-Mafia Investigation Directorate raised the alarm, according to which in the meantime "the organization will likely continue to be characterized by a 'temporary collegiate body', made up of the heads of the strongest and most representative urban mandates, with consultation and strategic link functions ". Dia analysts say, unlikely that the superlatitant from Trapani Matteo Messina Denaro succeeds Toto 'u curtu, "even though he is the most important exponent among those not held, and able to constitute a potential reference, even in terms of consent, at provincial level ". In the first place, "the bosses of the Palermitan mafia associations, historically at the top of the entire organization, would not willingly accept a leader from another province". And then Messina Denaro "in recent years, he would have been disinterested in the more general questions concerning Cosa Nostra, in order to better manage hiding and, if anything, the interests related to his mandate and the related province" (Riina himself, intercepted in prison, he complained about it). We must also take into account "a general sense of intolerance towards the Corleonese leadership, now proven and decimated, whose majority is made up of bosses held in expiation of definitive sentences to life imprisonment and restricted to a special regime". Nor can it be excluded that "emerging and emerging young leaders are exploiting the situation and looking for spaces to establish themselves, entering into conflict with elderly men of honor". According to the Dia, "the contradictions of an organization called today, to measure itself with the descendants of the so-called 'escaped', the losers who survived the mafia war won by the Corleonesi: to have life saved, they were forced to find refuge abroad, especially in North America, but now many of them, who have been returning to Palermo for some time, may think they are consuming their revenge, taking back the mafia power ".
'ndrangheta, a gray area that camouflages itself in the legal economy
There is "a" gray area ", made up of representatives of politics, institutions and entrepreneurship, who are able to provide the 'Ndrangheta with the relational and professional know-how necessary to blend in with the legal economy. this basis that business-mafia alliances are cemented between consortia of different matrix ". This is what the analysts of the Anti-Mafia Investigation Directorate found in the last half-yearly Report (July-December 2017). "For the 'ndrangheta - explains the document - the initiatory rites of affiliation and passage of' degree 'do not belong to the past, nor should they be relegated to a mere folkloristic phenomenon. The most recent investigative acquisitions give account, in fact, of how much they they are still indispensable to define belonging and internal hierarchies, to strengthen the sense of identity and to give them 'recognisability' outside. An organizational model that allows the gangs to expand in a unified way and to be credited with strength in those 'circuits' useful to condition political and administrative choices, regulate relations with companies, entities, banks and institutions ": not surprisingly" seven of the 8 municipal bodies dissolved in the half-year by mafia infiltrations are from Calabria, two of which are in the province of Reggio Calabria " .
The Camorra, which "is not seen" infiltrated into the economic fabric
The interest of newspapers and TV is magnetized by the conflict between rival groups, often formed by very young people, but "far from the spotlight" the infiltrations of the Camorra in the economy and in the public administration are growing. This was highlighted by the Dia Report relating to the activity carried out in the second half of 2017, underlining how organized crime of the mafia type is confirmed in Campania as "a phenomenon characterized by changing and constantly changing balances, due to a more delinquent fabric." that never complex ". In Naples, for example, new and historical criminal aggregations converge (Licciardi, Contini and Mallardo), "cartels" that - mimicking the territory - have created, over time, "real entrepreneurial systems, capable of influencing large sectors of the economy, local and national (games, catering, tourism-hotel sector, construction, waste) ". Therefore, "the media relevance produced by the numerous and serious criminal episodes (ambushes, shootings, intimidations), which occurred especially in the city of Naples and in the area to the north, must not lead to an analysis of the Camorra that limits the reading of the phenomenon with a lower profile delinquent matrix, characterized by the clash between rival gangs, made up of new, young people, without a criminal background. On the contrary, the dynamics affecting apparently absent partnerships and which, on the contrary, operating far away, must not be ignored from the spotlight, they enjoy all the tactical-strategic benefits that follow. "