Jailed Cosa Nostra boss dies, decade after capture in Sicily

July 13, 2016 12:03 PM

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Jailed Cosa Nostra boss dies, decade after capture in Sicily

ROME (AP) — Convicted Cosa Nostra “boss of bosses” Bernardo Provenzano, who reputedly led the Mafia’s powerful Corleone clan, died on Wednesday, a decade after his capture in Sicily following decades of hiding in the countryside, a lawyer said.

In recent years, Provenzano, 83, had been held under strict security measures at a Milan hospital. The lawyer, Rosalba Di Gregorio had cited Provenzano’s increasing physical frailty and mental infirmity in several failed attempts to persuade anti-Mafia prosecutors to ease the prison conditions inten...

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