How a Palermo restaurant owner stood up to the Sicilian mafia.
Massimo Carminati and Salvatore Buzzi have been sentenced to 20 and 19 years in prison respectively, after being found guilty of stealing millions in public money. However, they were spared of a special Mafia conviction.
Italian police have carried out major raids targeting the 'Ndrangheta and Cosa Nostra mafia. The 'Ndrangheta is Italy's most powerful mafia organization and is active in some 30 countries.
The Catholic Church had to fend off accusations regarding ties to the Mafia for a long time, although many priests decried Mafia violence. Rossella Merlino talks to DW about organized crime and religion in Italy.
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