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Scordia (Catania province) capomafia Giuseppe “Pippo” Di Salvo
Capofamiglia was Giuseppe Di Salvo and his brothers are Silvano Di Salvo (killed 27 september 1992) and Francesco Di Salvo (his sons are Salvatore Di Salvo killed and Umberto Di Salvo killed 30 October 1997 at age 28)

Francofonte capomafia Antonino Caruso “Ninu u pitturi”
Giovanni Caruso and his sons Giovannino Caruso (10 when strangled with the incrappatto method in 1984), Francofonte capomafia Antonino Caruso “Turi u pitturi” (born in Avola 31 july 1967) and Salvatore caruso

Aparo- Nardo enemy capomafia Nunzio Salafia
Aparo- Nardo enemy capomafia Nunzio Salafia (one of the ??? killers of ?? general Dalla Chiesa?? And also of ??Alfio Ferlito massacre?? Nunzio Salafia’s brother Valentino Salafia. Nunzio Salafia (Siracusa boss and his son is Giovanni Salafia).

Capoluogo mandamento (Agostino Urso- Salvatore Bottaro cosca and their enemies the squadra di Santa Panagia who are allies of Nardo)

Siracusa capomafia Sebastiano Urso
Capomafia Sebastiano Urso (former wife is Rosetta Di Luciano) and his sisters Maria Urso, Irene Urso and Mirella Urso. capomafia Agostino Urso (killed 28 june 1992) and his father Gaetano “Tano”Urso. Agostino Urso his brother or nephew Carmelo Urso (killed 2 march 1993)

Bottaro- Di Benedetto clan

Siracusa province’s Bottaro- Attanasio clan
Salvatore Bottaro’s son in law Alessio Attanasio (photo right) was 14 april 2001 arrested.

Siracusa capomafia Michele Midolo
Siracusa capomafia Michele Midolo (capomandamento) who now leads the group. Urso Bottaro

Urso Bottaro
coscamembers brothers Alessandro Garofalo and pentito Roberto Garofalo (photo below) “Trimaredda” was the 7 april 1992 killed Angelo Garofalo perhaps their father???

Siracusa, the squadra di Santa Panagia (allies of Nardo, Trigila and Aparo)
The Santa Panagia clan rules in Siracusa supported by the bosses Nardo from Lentini, Trigila from Noto and Aparo from Solarino. They fight the Urso-Bottaro clan. Pentito Antonino Dell’Arte, Roberto Cherubino, Angelo Formica, Stefano Giarratana, Antonino Sinatra and Gianfranco Visicale.???????



Siracusa (Sr) bosses supported by Catania boss Benedetto Santapaola
Catania’s capomafia Benedetto Santapaola supported in Siracusa province the alliance of Lentini capomafia Sebastiano Nardo, Solarino (Sr) capomafia Concetto Aparo and Noto (Sr) capomafia Antonino Trigila

Siracusa province North mandamento (Lentini, Carlentini, Francoforte, Augusta)
Lentini capomafia Sebastiano Nardo (engaged with a niece of Catania capomafia Nitto Santapaola) and Carmelo Nardo. Lentini capomafia Sebastiano “Nello” Nardo rules the triangle Lentini, Carlentini and Francoforte in Siracusa province.

Siracusa province South mandamento (Aparo who rules Avola and Noto and the Antonino “pinnintula” Trigila clan who rule Noto, Avola and Pachino). Antonino “pinnintula” Trigila is represented in the commission by the Santapaola family from Catania.

Noto (Sr) mafiafamily Trigila
Noto (Sr) capomafia Antonino “pinnintula”Trigila (imprisoned and his son is Giuseppe Trigila) and his brothers Carmelo, Gianfranco and Corrado Trigila. Now capomafia Salvatore Trigila??

Trigila acting boss Michele Crapula
Michele Crapula who is seen as the acting boss of the Trigila cosca and his wife is Venera Magro (her brother is Aurelio Magro).

Solarino (Sr) (Floridia ?)
Solarino (Sr) capomafia Concetto Aparo

Aparo man Salvatore Giangrave

Siracusa
Nardo enemies Salvatore Privitera, Totuccio Schiavone

Schiavone clan members
Maurizio Agosta and Silvana Agosta, Paolo Croce, Francesco Scottoli and Giuseppe Melluzzo, Paolo Di Pietro, Giuseppe Montalto , Pentito Massimo Palumbo, pentito Salvatore Scorpo, Nunzio Rao and Gaetano Verga. Angelo Messina and Carmelo Messina


Above: Mafiosi arrested during "Operazione Nemesi".

Siracusa province
The first mafia cosca in Siracusa province was started in 1974 by the imprisoned Agostino Urso “u prufissuri”, Totuccio Schiavone, Nunzio Rizza and Clemente Alberto leone (19 december 1980 he robbed a post office and he was 8 march 1995 arrested).

Siracusa province
Then in 1981 started Rizza and Schiavone their own mafia clans. Agostino Urso had then in 1981 the boss Nunzio Rizza killed. Later were killed Corrado Scalora, Armando Capodicasa.

San Cataldo (Cl) murdercase Carmelo Cerruto
24 November 1982 was in San Cataldo prisonguard Carmelo Cerruto killed, he was the father of the killed Emanuele Cerruto. In may 2000 got for his murder Giuseppe Di Benedetto from Siracusa a lifesentence while Cataldo Terminio and Vincenzo Buccheri got 23 years and former San Cataldo capomafia Calogero Rinaldi who had become pentito got 18 years.

Militello (Me) capomafia Giuseppe Tramontana
Boss Giuseppe Tramontana had been extorting pizzeria-ristorante owner Agrippino Margarone.

Militello (Me) capomafia Giuseppe Tramontana killed
21 october 1984 was the boss Giuseppe Tramontana killed in Militello by the killers Silvano Di Salvo and Franco Di Fazio (both later killed) at the orders of Scordia capomafia “Pippo” Di Salvo who got a life sentence. Scordia pentito Salvatore Zammataro got 14 years. Orlando Iacobello and Giuseppe Maggiore (from Militello) were spoken free. Boss Giuseppe Tramontana had been extorting pizzeria-ristorante owner Agrippino Margarone.

Francofonte (Sr) capomafia Giovanni Caruso
Francofonte (Sr) capomafia Giovanni Caruso’s son Giovannino Caruso (10) was kidnapped and strangled 9 june 1984 with the method of incaprettamento. After which his father Giovanni Caruso with his sons Antonio and Salvatore Caruso starts a vendetta against their enemies the families Terranova and Deuschit.

Francofonte (Sr) capomafia Giovanni Caruso
20 May 1985 kill Salvatore Caruso (coming from Francofonte, Sr, and later living in Milan) and his brothers by mistake Gesualdo Navanteri (32) and Giovanni Mazzone (38) while their targets Salvatore Navanteri, Giovanni Mazzone (namesake of the killed Mazzone) and Carmela Roccaforte escape wounded. Giovanni Caruso got a life sentence for these murders, his brother Salvatore Caruso got 30 years and Gaetano Santoro got 16 years. Giovanni Caruso was also accused of the murder of Valerio Caravello.

In 1989 was Salvatore Caruso arrested and the later pentito Giuseppe Di Salvo would talk about him.

Bottaro- Di Benedetto clan
Giuseppe Rizza was killed 2 july 1986 and connected to his murder is Giuseppe Di Benedetto “u piattaru”

Siracusa Schiavone clan orders murder of Paolo Iacono
9 september 1986 they tried to kill Paolo Iacono in Siracusa. The order came from the Schiavone clan. In the killercrew were Sebastiano Granata, Massimo Palumbo, Salvatore Scorpo. They had been ordered by Francesco Scottoli.

Siracusa attack at Sebastiano Bongiovanni
29 September 1986 they tried to kill Sebastiano Bongiovanni in Siracusa. In the killercrew were Antonio De Carolis, Sebastiano Granata. They had been ordered by Francesco Scottoli.

Siracusa attack at Giuseppe Sgandurra
8 December 1986 they try to kill Giuseppe Sgandurra in Siracusa. In the killerteam were Silvana Agosta, Massimo Palumbo, Salvatore Scorpo. Francesco Scottoli was the one who shot at Sgandurra who still escaped.

Siracusa attack at Vittorio Buccheri
10 February 1987 they tried to kill Vittorio Buccheri in Siracusa. In the killercrew were Francesco Scottoli and Giuseppe Camerata. Buccheri was several times shot with a revolver 357 magnum but still escaped.

Siracusa attacks at Carmelo Romeo
11 and 13 february 1987 they try to kill Carmelo Romeo in Siracusa. In the killerteam were Massimo Palumbo, Salvatore Scorpo, Francesco Scottoli. Scorpo was the one who shot at Romeo but both times Romeo escaped. Carmelo Romeo was killed in november 2001.

Lentini
14 july 1987 was Alfio Cali from Lentini killed by later pentito Salvatore Zammataro.

boss Agostino Urso
21 september 1988 was the body found of Carmelo Urso (39) the nephew of the boss Agostino Urso. Carmelo Urso had been tortured for 4 days.

Pasquale Bottaro killed
10 november 1988 were in a bar killed Pasquale Bottaro (29) and Carmelo Zaccarello (23) and wounded were Antonio Sapia (23), Vittorio Buccheri (41) and Michele Midolo (27).

Angelo Bottaro killed
Angelo Bottaro was killed 3 december 1988 and the murder had been ordered by Sebastiano Messina.

Nardo clan murders Francesco Corso
In November 1988 escaped Francesco Corso from an ambush by the Nardo clan. In july 1989 was Francesco Corso killed in Augusta by Benedetto Narzisi and Giuseppe Di Leo (both themselves later killed????) it was organized by Nardo capos Vincenzo Piazza (later pentito) and Giuseppe Giampapa.

Pentito Luigi Narzisi

Siracusa murdercase Salvatore Boscarino
26 September 1990 in Siracusa Salvatore Boscarino (48) was shot to death while Santo Mauceri (20) gets wounded.

Siracusa murdercase Vincenzo Gibilisco
21 November 1990 in Siracusa the sought boss Vincenzo Gibilisco (50) was killed while his chauffeur Pietro Caruso (30) gets wounded.

Salvatore Cappello orders murder of Siracusa Mafioso Angelo Di Bartolo
27 november 1990 was in Pachino (Siracusa) mafioso Angelo Di Bartolo shot and killed by Cappello’s men Tommaso Troppa and Antonino Di Stefano who wore police uniforms.

Pachino (Sr) capomafia Gaetano Ponzio supported by Catania boss Cappello
Cappello (from Catania and an archenemy of Santapaola) starts to support Gaetano Ponzio the boss of the town Pachino who was killed in 1991

Pachino (Sr) capomafia Gaetano Ponzio (Cappello ally) killed at orders of Malpassotu boss Giuseppe Pulvirenti (war with Miano and Garozzo)
8 January 1991 was Giuseppe Garozzo trustee Gaetano Porzio killed and within hours was also Giuseppe Garozzo trustee Angelo La Barbera (Angelo Barbera) killed which started one of Catania’s bloodiest wars between Pulvirenti‘s Malpassotu clan and his enemies Jimmy Miano and Garozzo with about 400 killed. Killed Misterbianco cursoti boss Mario Nicotra’s trustee Gaetano Porzio was killed.

Pachino (Sr) capomafia Salvatore Giuliano supported by Catania boss Cappello
after which Cappello supported Pachino capomafia Salvatore Giuliano who was a cardealer and they waged war with the clans supported by Santapaola in Siracusa province.

Milan (Siracusa diaspora)
4 March 1991 in Milan the from Siracusa coming big cokedealer Giuseppe Russo (36) gets arrested, he worked for a gang of Calabrians and Sicilians.

Siracusa capomafia Sebastiano Nardo (Santapaola ally) men Sanbasile, Motta and Catalano killed
10 April 1991 the capo Salvatore Sanbasile (28) and his men Salvatore Motta (26) and Cirino Catalano (24) were shot to death they had worked for the boss Sebastiano Nardo who was supported by Santapaola the boss from Catania.

Salvatore “Totuccio” Schiavone killed
5 october 1991 Salvatore “Totuccio” Schiavone his wife informed police that he hadn’t phoned her for 20 days, two weeks before had already disappeared Schiavone man Giuseppe Ciarcia (33).

Salvatore “Totuccio”Schiavone’s underboss Roberto De Simone was killed

Pachino (Sr) capomafia Salvatore Giuliano supported by Catania boss Cappello
after which Cappello supported Pachino capomafia Salvatore Giuliano who was a cardealer and they waged war with the clans supported by Santapaola in Siracusa province.

Pachino (Sr) capomafia Salvatore Giuliano killed
26 February 1992 was Salvatore Giuliano killed in Pachino. In the killerteam were Ciro Fisicaro, Giuseppe Giampapa, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro, Filandelfo Ruggeri, Martino Rustico, Alfio Sambasile and Corrado Trigila.

Sebastiano Andolina killed
In 1992 were in Noto killed Sebastiano Andolina and his son Corrado Andolina. Giovanna Cretto became then pentita

Angelo Garofalo killed
7 april 1992 was Angelo Garofalo killed and connected to his murder is Carmelo Zappala “Melo u tunnacchio”from Catania and also connected to the murder is Antonio Tarascio “u Zuccaru”

Di Salvo clan hit
7 april 1992 was in Francofonte killed Salvatore Pernagallo (28) the nephew and underboss of capomafia Di Salvo, some hours earlier escaped the boss Di Salvo’s nephew Umberto Di Salvo (23) from an attack.

Lentini (Sr) clan Nardo war with Scordia (Ct) clan Di Salvo
8 april 1992 there is a massacre in Cassibile when they kill Salvatore Campailla (25 and a nephew of Di Salvo), Salvatore Carbonaro (24) and Salvatore Barresi (32 and also family of the boss Di Salvo). Accused were later Antonino Trigila, Sebastiano Bologna, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro with Sebastiano Nardo, Concetto Aparo and Antonino dell'Arte, the last 3 got lifesentences. It is the start of a war between the Nardo clan and the clan Di Salvo from Scordia. Antonio Dell’Arte stato condannato all’ergastolo con il processo "Tauro" per la strage del bar Oasi, avvenuta a Cassibile nel 1993

Scordia (Ct) murdercase Nicolo Agnello
11 april 1992 was in Scordia the criminal Nicolo Agnello killed (he works for the boss Di Salvo), his son is Massimo Agnello.

Antonio masuzzo killed
11 april 1992 was Antonio masuzzo killed and connected to his murder was Giuseppe Giustolisi.

Salvatore Assenza killed
18 april 1992 was Salvatore Assenza killed.

boss Salvatore Belfiore “u cinisi” killed
The urso- Bottaro alliance then attacked the clan of boss Salvatore Belfiore “u cinisi”. boss Salvatore Belfiore “u cinisi” was killed 23 may 1992 by Cursoti Carmelo Zappala “Melo u tunnacchio”

Siracusa capomafia Agostino Urso killed at orders of Nardo (Santapaola ally)
28 June 1992 in Siracusa the boss Agostino Urso was shot to death by Alessandro Greco and Alessandro Limaccio and it was ordered by Concetto Aparo, at the orders of Nardo. Antonio Dell’Arte was accused of participating in the murder of Urso.

Priolo capomafia and Urso Bottaro representant Domenico “Mimmo”Gala
Priolo capomafia and Urso Bottaro representant Domenico “Mimmo”Gala ordered the murder of Mafioso and former Priolo mayor Giuseppe “pippo”Gianni but the killer informed Francesco Pattarino who warned his boss Nardo who then ordered the murder of Urso Bottaro representant Domenico Gala. Nardo had ordered Alessandro Greco (from Siracusa) and sebastiano Gigliuto (from Villasmundo) to kill Priolo boss Gala as revenge. Priolo’s Urso Bottaro representant Domenico “Mimmo”Gala was killed by 2 men in july 1992 at camping “La Perla del Sud”. Pentito Sebastiano Gigliuto arrived to late to participate in the murder ordered by Lentini capomafia Nardo.

Noto (Sr) capomafia Antonino “pinnintula”Trigila
25 July 1992 was Francesco Cianchino killed in Pachino (Sr). Later were accused Antonino Campisi, Emanuele Cataneo, Filippo Indaco, Antonino Sudato, Antonino Trigila. Cianchino was killed because he was close with the Urso Bottaro cosca.

Siracusa capomafia Sebastiano Nardo (Santapaola ally) arrested
22 August 1992 Sebastiano “Nello” Nardo (44) was arrested near Siracusa, he was supported by Santapaola the boss of Catania.

Noto (Sr) capomafia Antonino “pinnintula”Trigila
9 September 1992 were in Noto then Corrado Caldini and Rosario Spatola killed in a car. Later were accused Antonino Campisi, Antonino Trigila, Vincenzo Liistro and Filippo Indaco. The 2 were killed because they trafficked in drugs and were attracting police attention.

Scordia (Ct) murdercase Silvano Di Salvo
27 september 1992 was the killer Silvano Di Salvo (39) murdered (his brothers are the capofamiglia Giuseppe Di Salvo and Francesco) with Antonio Urzi (29) and Salvatore Cannizzaro (32) survived the attack.

In November 1992 was Angelo Marino wounded by Nardo men Massimo Marino and Alessandro Scandurra

Noto (Sr) capomafia Antonino “pinnintula”Trigila
25 november 1992 was Giuseppe Coletta killed in Avola. Coletta had witnessed an attempt to murder somebody and was killed because of this. Later were accused Sebastiano Bologna, Antonino Campisi, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro and Antonino Trigila who had ordered the murder.

Palermo (Siracusa diaspora)
8 December 1992 Antonio Tarascio (24) from Siracusa was arrested in Palermo.

Noto (Sr) capomafia Antonino “pinnintula”Trigila
20 Januari 1993 in Siracusa there are 15 arrestwarrants against Salvatore Sesta (26), Filippo Sesta, Nicolo Fiasche and Antonino Trigila.

Gaetano Fiasche
Nicolo' Fiasche, 60 anni, collegato al clan mafioso dei Trigila di Noto (Siracusa).

Urso-Bottaro cosca acting boss Michele Midolo
10 Februari 1993 three man of the Urso-Bottaro cosca get arrested, they are the brothers Roberto and Alessandro Garofalo and Michele Midolo (32).

Carmelo Urso killed
Agostino Urso his brother or nephew Carmelo Urso was killed 2 march 1993 and connected to his murder is Carlo Marsala.

Noto capomafia Antonino Trigila
17 august 1993 was Vincenzo Branca shot and killed in Ispica because he had refused to hide Noto capomafia Antonino Trigila who was sought. Later were accused Antonino Campisi, Filippo Indaco, Vincenzo Liistro, Sebastiano Restuccia, Antonino and Giuseppe Trigila.

Noto capomafia Antonino Trigila
In 1994 was Salvatore “Teddy” Mollica (37) owner of publicity firm “Ramona”killed by Alessandro Greco at the orders of Antonio Trigila.

Noto (Sr) capomafia Antonino “pinnintula”Trigila
21 September 1994 they try to kill Massimo Caccamo in Pachino. Later were accused Emiliano Bellofiore, Martino Rustico and Giuseppe Trigila, the last had ordered the attack. Caccamo should have been killed because he was close with the clan of Salvatore Giuliano. The attack went wrong because many children were around.

Maurizio Strano killed
6 march 1995 was Maurizio Strano killed

Umberto Regina killed
17 march 1995 was Umberto Regina killed

Agatino Parisi killed
22 march 1995 was Agatino Parisi killed and Daniele Midolo wounded. Santa Panagia clan boss Benedetto Spadaro’s wife Gioacchina Costa got a lifesentence for the murder of Agatino parisi

Angelo Campisi killed
25 march 1995 was Angelo Campisi killed as revenge for the murder of Parisi

Aparo clan murders Antonio Zimmitti
In January 1996 was in Siracusa killed Antonio Zimmitti in his car and his murder was ordered by Antonio Aparo and Aparo clan member Giovanni Latino (51 when he was arrested ??? ). Latino was convicted in the Gioconda trial.

Rome (Siracusa diaspora)
7 July 1996 was in Rome Benedetto Spataro (48) arrested , he is a member of Salvatore Privitera’s cosca from Siracusa.

Santa Panagia
16 october 1996 was Santa Panagia member Alfredo Franzo arrested.

Vincenzo Poidomani killed
3 may 1997 were drugdealer Vincenzo Rio and Vincenzo Poidomani killed (Vincenzo’s brother Salvatore Poidomani is imprisoned) the brothers belong to the a cosca from Francofonte.

Siracusa murdercase Rosario Basile
13 August 1997 in Siracusa the entrepeneur Rosario Basile (41) was shot to death.

Scordia (Ct) murdercase Umberto Di Salvo
30 October 1997 was Umberto Di Salvo (28) (a son of Francesco Di Salvo who is a brother of the boss pentito Giuseppe Di Salvo) shot dead in the pizzeria of his wife and were 4 wounded under whom Salvatore Cannizzaro.

Scordia (Ct), Francesco Di Salvo
11 November 1997 was in Scordia a bodged ambush at Francesco Di Salvo (54), the brother of the pentito boss Giuseppe Di Salvo, when he visits at the cemetery the grave of his 30 october in a pizzeria killed son Umberto.

Siracusa
In april 1998 in Siracusa the dutchmen from the town Utrecht Sebastiaan Bonekamp (30), Marcel de Koder (34) and Gerardus “Gert” Heideman got shortly arrested for the kidnapping of Anne Marie Lievens (38), her friend Pepe Hofman (22) and her small kids. She had divorced in december 1997 businessman and millionair Hans Daniel Melchers. They had mostly stayed around Catania. (melcher’s daughter Claudia Melchers was later also kidnapped by Ihsaan M).

Spataro and Bottaro cosca
14 may 1998 were in Siracusa 13 members arrested of the Spataro and Bottaro cosca.

Ducezio trial
16 October 1998 was Angela Pietroiuti from the Procura of Siracusa threathened with death during the “Ducezio” trial with 44 indicted under whom Noto capomafia Antonino Trigila "Pinnintula" and Lentini capomafia Nello Nardo. From operation Ducezio against the Siracusa cosche came operation “Resa dei Conti”against 37 members of the Nardo clan in Lentini and Trigila clan in Noto.

Siracusa murdercase Salvatore Galeota
8 January 2000 were in a bar wounded Aldo Galeota (40) and his son Salvatore (19), who later dies, and also wounded is Francesco rendis (19).

Sebastiano Urso
9 december 2000 were in Siracusa 12 women arrested who ran the heroin business for their imprisoned husbands. They were part of the “Corni”clan. They were capomafia Sebastiano Urso’s sisters Maria, Irene and Imrella Urso, his ex wife Rosetta Di Luciano and Lucia Spichetti.

Scordia (Ct) cosca murders Lentini mafioso Luigi Lanteri
The Scordia cosca and the Lentini cosca start to war because of a territory’s invasion when Lentini mafioso Luigi Lanteri was killed 4 january 2001. The murder of Luigi Lanteri was also taken into the police operation “Murganzio” in which were 11 members of the nardo clan of lentini were arrested.

Santapaola ally Nardo from Lentini got into a feud with Scordia’s Di Salvo clan acting boss Biagio Campailla (the nephew of Di salvo who became boss when Di salvo became pentito). Their clash costs late 2001 and early 2002 thirteen murders and 2 disappearances and starts with the attack at nardo capo Francesco Malino from Lentini. Francesco malino escaped from an attack in January 2001. The Nardo clan tries to get back the area taken by Scordia capomafia Di Salvo and his allies the Cursoti.

Siracusa policeoperation "Agamemnon"
7 March 2001 police end operation Agamemnon. police arrested 14 people accused of helping it take over Italy's National Institute for Ancient Drama, which has been staging theatrical productions in the Greek amphitheatre at Syracuse, Sicily, for 87 years. investigators said the Mafia began controlling the theatre's car park, then the usher services and the renting of cushions, and eventually assumed complete financial control, boosting costs by up to 500%. The influence of organised crime on theatre contracts transformed a 500,000 lire (£163,000) profit in 1994 into a 5bn lire loss four years later, they said. Among those arrested was the institute's artistic director, Filippo Amoroso, 52, who is also a professor of drama at Palermo University and artistic director of the principal theatre in Catania. He was joined by Michele Midolo, an alleged Mafia boss linked to the Urso-Bottaro crime family. Another suspect is a leading classical Greek scholar, Umberto Albini.

Siracusa trial Santa Panagia against clans Nardo, Aparo and Trigila
30 april 2001 were indicted in the trial Santa Panagia: Antonino Dell’Arte, Roberto Cherubino, Angelo Formica, Stefano Giarratana, Antonino Sinatra and Gianfranco Visicale.

pentiti Francesco Marino, Giovanna Cretto and Lorenzo Vasile, pentito Massimiliano Ricciardetto for murder of Fabio Pace.

Cosche members Nardo, Aparo, Trigila
pentiti Giovanni Marcì, Paolo Bottaro, Salvatore Caschetto, Concetto Sparatore and Claudio Carbonaro (from Vittoria).

Trigila clan
Antonino Trigila e Filippo Indaco. Giuseppe, Gianfranco e Carmelo Trigila e pentito Martino Rustico.

Siracusa murdercase Angelo Sparatore
4 May 2001 was in Siracusa Angelo Sparatore killed, he was the brother of pentito Concetto Sparatore, who worked for years as a killer for the Urso-Bottaro cosca, his testimonies led to operation "Count down". The victim had refused to join the protection program for family of pentiti.

Siracusa, 25 gennaio 2003
Ventidue condanne all'ergastolo sono state inflitte dalla Corte di Assise di Siracusa a conclusione del maxiprocesso scaturito dall'operazione antimafia 'Santa Panagia' che ha visto alla sbarra oltre cinquanta imputati. Tra gli imputati condannati al carcere a vita c'è anche una donna, Gioacchina Costa.

Concetto Aparo, Antonino Trigila and Gioacchina Costa got a lifesentence ??

Double murdercase Scordia (Ct) mafiosi Salvatore Cannizzaro and Salvatore Di Salvo
23 May 2001 were murdered Salvatore Di Salvo (34) and his trustee Salvatore Cannizzaro(41), reputed members of the Scordia clan. With Salvatore Di Salvo was the second son of Francesco Di Salvo killed.

Murdercase Scordia (Ct) mafioso Gaetano Valenti
15 June 2001 Scordia cosca member Gaetano Valenti killed, he worked for the Di Salvo clan.

Scordia (Ct) murdercase Massimo Agnello
24 june 2001 was in Scordia the criminal Massimo Agnello killed, he is the 4th killed within a month in Scordia in the 20 year old war and his father Nicolo Agnello had been killed in 1992.

Francoforte double murdercase Scordia mafioso Lo Presti and Lentini capodecina Antonio Mallia
10 July 2001 was Lentini capodecina Antonio Mallia (he is close with the since 1992 imprisoned capomafia Nello Nardo) killed in Francoforte while his nephew Giuseppe Benvenuto was shot in the leg. Also Scordia mafioso Emanuele Lo Presti was wounded and died, police suspect that Lo Presti had been one of the killers.

Militello (Catania province) murdercase Angelo Gambera
2 August 2001 was near Militello (Ct) the body of the killed Angelo Gambera found, he was the brother in law of a recently killed victim of the feud in Scordia. Gambera had been killed after which they had put his body on fire.

Murdercase Raimondo (Scordia feud??)
15 September 2001 was Nunzio Raimondo killed.

Double murdercase Scordia (Catania province) mafiosi Salvatore Renna and Domenico Cusumano
28 september 2001 were the Scordia mafiosi Domenico Rocco Cusumano (30) and Salvatore Renna (26) kidnapped, interrogated and killed. Renna had already the month before been attacked and wounded. The Di Salvo clan is suspect and they had to avenge the 4 murders of their men who had been done before.

Lentini capomafia Sebastiano “Nello” Nardo man Marco Siracusano killed
8 April 2002 was Marco Siracusano killed, he was a man of the Lentini capomafia Nello Nardo.

Lentini capomafia Sebastiano “Nello” Nardo man Sebastiano Garrasi killed
2 May 2002 was Sebastiano Garrasi killed in his car in Carlentini (Sr), he was a man of the Lentini capomafia Nello Nardo. Garrasi had come up before into an investigation into drugtrafficking between the provinces Siracusa and Ragusa (Vittoria???).

Bottaro- Di Benedetto clan
31 may 2002 was in Avola (Sr) the killed Liberante Romano (42) found he was an important member of the Bottaro- Di Benedetto clan and the brother in law of Giuseppe Di Benedetto. Romano was a suspect in the murder of Carmelo Urso the brother of Agostino Urso.

Lentini (Sr) capomafia Sebastiano Nardo's man Francesco Malino killed
1 June 2002 was in Lentini (Sr) Francesco Malino killed, he was a trustee of capomafia Nello Nardo.

Scordia Lentini war lupara bianca victims
Vincenzo Marchese and Rosario Servile were victims of a lupara bianca.

Scordia cosca Di Salvo- Campailla war with Lentini cosca Nardo ends
Lentini “family” (Sr), ran by boss Sebastiano Nardo and supported by Santapaola “family” from Catania, won the war and only the intervention of Laudani “family”, who represented Scordia (Catania province) inside the Commission, saved it from extermination.

Santa Panagia clan member Umberto Piantini ordered the murder of Gaetano Barbieri (18) , the murder was organized 1 july 2002 by Daniele Agliano and Gaetano Zappulla.

Siracusa
3 September 2002 was in Siracusa the young man Gaetano Zappulla killed. Police think the murder is linked to the murder of Gaetano Barberi who had been killed 1 july 2002. Zappulla was suspected of the murder of Barberi and Zappula worked with Umberto Piantini, an associate of the Santa Panagia clan.

Siracusa police operation Mangusta
24 september 2002 were in Siracusa province 37 persons arrested under them were Corrado Trigila (the brother of Noto capomafia Antonino Trigila who was imprisoned for life) and Michele Crapula who is seen as the acting boss of the Trigila cosca. Arrested were Waldker Albergo (born 14 october 1962), Mario Arpe (born 15 december 1968), Umberto Arpe (born 4 january 1971), Carmelo belmonte (born 2 june 1973), Giuseppe Blanco (born 19 march 1971), Giuseppe Campo (born 9 september 1970), Antonietta Cannata (born 8 may 1966), Carmelo Cannata (born 9 december 1967), Giuseppe Cannata (born 10 september 1979), Lucia Cannata (born 19 may 1973), Antonino Carbe (born 11 may 1975), carmelo Caruso (born 19 may 1976), Paolo Caruso (born 21 april 1966), Sebastiano Catania (born 10 march 1952), Salvatore Costanzo (born 21 november 1976), Michele Crapula (born 6 june 1965), Carmela Cutrale (born 5 july 1966), Giuseppe Cutrale (born 26 november 1967), Massimo Cutrale (born 16 october 1974), Salvatore Cutrale (born 7 april 1969), Santo Cutrale (born 3 june 1960), Pietro Ferrugia (born 30 march 1967), Giuseppe Floridia (born 7 februari 1970), Salvatore Gambuzza (born 28 january 1977), Sebastiano Gentile (born 16 may 1964), Vincenzo Italiano (born 2 january 1964), Corrado Latino (born 26 august 1965), Giuseppe Marini (born 14 march 1958), Salvatore marini (born 7 August 1970), Corrado Mermina (born 26 december 1978), Emanuele Miceli (born 31 may 1967), Angelo Monaco (born 22 july 1970), Francesco Ragusa (born 8 september 1952), Corrado Rizza (born 11 november 1976), Maurizio Ruscia (born 4 july 1970), Filippo Sesta (born 30 september 1959), Adolfo Terranova (born 13 november 1980), Corrado Trigila (born 24 february 1955), Gianfranco Trigila (born 5 march 1974) and Alessandro Vella (born 21 ocober 1976). The people came from places like Noto, Avola, Rosolini (in Siracusa province), Pozzallo (in Ragusa province). Some people had moved to Pontassieve (Firenze) and Trezzano sul Naviglio (Milan). The investigation had started in november 2000 and several times police had found drugs.

Siracusa police operation “Resa dei Conti”
10 march 2003 police finish operation “Resa dei Conti” in Siracusa province and 150 carabinieri arrest about 40 inidicted of the cosche Aparo, Nardo and Trigila. They arrest Maurizio Agosta (43), his sister Silvana Agosta (56 and the widow of the killed boss Totuccio Schiavone), Giuseppe Di Giorgio (48) from Ispica, Paolo di Pietro (56) who lives in Robbio Lomellina (Pavia province); Sebastiano Granata (48), Giuseppe Melluzzo (53), Carmelo Messina (32), Michele Montalto (53) who was arrested in Pesaro, Alfio Pappalardo (79) from Lentini, Antonino Roccasalva (46) from Rosolini but living in Firenze, Francesco Scottoli (48) arrested in Casalgrande, Carmelo Trigila (43), Corrado Trigila (48) who was arrested in Noto, Gaetano Verga (41). Angelo Messina (56), Maurizio Ruscica (33), Waldker Albergo (41), Concetto Aparo (53), Emiliano Bellofiore (30), Antonino Campisi (36), Emanuele Cataneo (35), Michele Crapula (38), Paolo Croce (44), pentito Antonio De Carolis “Ninu Tistuni”(41), Ciro Fisicaro (40), Giuseppe Giampapa (50), Salvatore Giangravè (40), Salvatore Manuele (40), Sebastiano Nardo (55), Nunzio Rao (46), Sebastiano Restuccia (45), Filadelfo Ruggeri (36), Alfio Sambasile (40), Filippo Sesta (53), Antonino Sudato (50), Carmelo Terranova (55), Antonino Trigila (52), Gianfranco Trigila (29), Giuseppe Trigila (29), Angelo Vassallo (40). They are accused of several murders like the murder of Vincenzo Branca who was killed in Ispica in 1993 because he had refused to hide the fugitive Noto capomafia Antonino Trigila.

Murdercase Luigi Lanteri
20 September 2004 were by the Dda from Catania the criminals Angelo Caruso, Paolo Furno and Francesco Insolia arrested because they are part of the Nardo cosca from Lentini (Sr) and they had killed 4 january 2001 Luigi Lanteri, Lanteri was suspected that he wanted to take over from Nello Nardo who was imprisoned for life, police were helped by the pentiti brothers Vincenzo and Giuseppe Piazza who had confessed they had participated in the murder.

boss Salvatore Bottaro dies
7 january 2005 there is in Siracusa an attack at Pasqualino Micca (who survives) at the orders of the boss Salvatore Bottaro who dies 12 may 2005. Salvatore Bottaro’s nephews the brothers Concetto Cassia, Andrea cassia and Vincenzo cassia (convicted to life for murder).

Pentito Francesco Pattarino (41) dies
Pentito Francesco Pattarino (41) is the son of Nitto Santapaola’s underboss Francesco Mangion and is also a nephew of Nitto santapaola and died 16 may 2007 in an accident.

Killers Antonino Linguanti and Sebastiano “Nuccio” Troia
Antonino Linguanti killed in Cassibile in 1989 Corrado Dugo and got sentenced to 18 years and 6 months. Aparo Trigila member Salvatore Bologna was found killed by incaprettato 9 february 2002 and the suspected killers are Nuccio Troia (later pentito) and Antonino Linguanti. His brothers Francesco Bologna and Sebastiano Bologna became then pentiti. Nuccio Troia (later pentito) also connected to murder of Salvatore Giacona (28) 1 april 2009 with former boxer Salvatore Battaglia.


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