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Jewel of the Sea formally seized
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Author:  gsullymorgan [ January 31st, 2014, 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Jewel of the Sea formally seized

Google translations I'm afraid. I've pasted two storie below to give a better chance to understand.
Xinhua | 2014-1-29 22:19:57
By Agencies

Italian anti-mafia police on Wednesday seized a vacation residence complex worth 200 million euros (272 million US dollars) allegedly connected to the local mafia in the southern region of Calabria, local media said.

Five people, including local public officials, were reported to investigators for allegedly helping the business activities of Calabrian mafia, 'Ndrangheta, also violating the town-planning and landscape rules.

The complex was located on the coast of Brancaleone, called the "city of the sea turtles" for its important role as a breeding ground for loggerhead turtles, who deposit their eggs along its beaches.

'Ndrangheta is widely regarded as the richest and most impenetrable sector of Italy's mafias.

A recent study conducted by Italian experts revealed that the annual turnover for 'Ndrangheta in 2012 was the equivalent of 3.4 percent of Italian gross domestic product (GDP), or 53 billion euros (72 billion US dollars).

' Ndrangheta : kidnapped tourist complex worth 200 mln
GDF operation in Reggino , reported five people
Jan. 30, 09:49

The Guardia di Finanza seized in Brancaleone a tourist-residential complex worth 200 million euro , the implementation of which would have been affected clans of the 'Ndrangheta of Aquino and Morabito . The seizure was made by the provincial command of Reggio Calabria and the Scic Rome of yellow flames , in execution of a decree of seizure issued by the investigating judge of the Court of Reggio Calabria at the request of the DDA . Five people, including businessmen and public officials , were charged in a state of freedom on charges of abuse of office and ideological falsehood compounded by the purpose of facilitating the activities of the 'Ndrangheta , as well as landscape and urban crime . Surveys coordinated by the DDA in Reggio Calabria, led to verify the realization in the Ionian area , queen , part of which is subject to landscape , abusive impressive range of works in favor of the two clans of the 'Ndrangheta.

Dozens of villas built on a former farm land overlooking the sea intended for use in residential tourist thanks to the complicity of the municipal administrative sectors : this is the whole "Jewel of the sea" seized by the Guardia di Finanza in Brancaleone and the realization of which were the gangs involved of the 'Ndrangheta of Aquino and Morabito . The change of use of the land on which it was built tourist complex has been obtained , as it emerged from the investigation, thanks to a variant of the municipal planning instrument that would have been unlawful. Among the five people reported there is also the manager of the technical department of the Municipality of Brancaleone , the architect Carmelo Borrello , 45, head of the procedure according to which the resort was built . The seizure and complaints today are the result of the operation Metropolis in March of 2013 led to the arrest of some businessmen connected to the same clans of the 'Ndrangheta involved in the transaction today. Among them , two Cuppari Antonio , 50, and Domenico Vitale, 40 , are among the five reported today. The other people involved are entrepreneurs Antonio Toscano , 43 , and Anthony Iriti , 56 .

Assets for 12 million euro have been seized entrepreneurs Giuseppe and Pasquale Mattiani , 79 and 51 years old, father and son. The operation was carried out by agents of the State Police of Reggio Calabria and Palmi and staff of the Dia Reggio Calabria and Rome. The order of attachment , at the end of the investigation conducted by the DDA , was issued by the judges of the Court of Reggio Calabria. For Mattiani were seized a house, a building consisting of four apartments, a commercial property and various land located in Palmi , in addition to three other luxurious properties in areas of Rome. On 12 November last year to Joseph Pasquale Mattiani were already seized assets for € 150 million , including two four-star hotels : the Hotel Gianicolo in Rome and the Arcobaleno in Palmi

Author:  bellesanchez51 [ February 1st, 2014, 12:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Jewel of the Sea formally seized


Author:  admin [ February 1st, 2014, 9:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Jewel of the Sea formally seized

Our favourite hotel in Rome, Giannicolo, is also seized.

I wonder also what the consequences are for those who have completed, maybe we can get one of the lawyers onboard to comment.


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