Captured mafia boss was working undercover as pizza maker, authorities say
(CNN) – A mafia boss who was working undercover as a pizza maker was captured after evading authorities for 16 years, according to French officials.
The anti-mafia police said 63-year-old Edgardo Greco was caught working as a pizzaiolo in Saint-Etienne last week.
Greco was part of the ‘Ndrangheta (Calabria mafia) and sentenced in absentia for the murder of two brothers from a rival clan in the 1990s. The men are presumed to have been dissolved in acid based on the testimony of turncoats.
The anti-mafia police said Greco was convicted for the murder of brothers Stefano and Giuseppe Bartolomeo.
While in France, Greco had adopted a new identity, Paolo Dimitrio, despite being on Italy’s most wanted list since 2006.
The Italian press reported Greco was even featured in a local French paper as “an authentic Italian pizza maker.”
Authorities said he was arrested on an Interpol arrest warrant and will likely be extradited to Italy.
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