Turncoat Camorra Boss Killed So Many He Can't Count

The grinning man with nothing to be happy about:  Antonio Iovine,
ex-Camorra boss, killed so many he can't even recall how many.
According to the Telegraph, former Camorra boss Antonio Iovine, known as O'Ninno (The Baby), killed so many people in the past 30 years he can't even offer a figure.

Imprisoned since his arrest, Iovine began offering videoconferenced testimony this past Saturday from his prison cell to a court in Caserta .

“I have committed so many murders, I don’t remember them all,” the 49-year-old former boss said during four hours of testimony.

Iovine had been a wanted fugitive for 14 years before being captured in 2010 while living in a hideout in Casal di Principe outside Naples.

His recent decision to turn informer, or “pentito,” as they are called in Italian (repentants), was said to be rocking the very foundation of Italy’s political establishment. O'Ninno has been making claims of widespread collusion between the Mafia and politicos of all parties.

So far, his testimony reveals that he first murdered at the age of 20 in 1984. The victim, Ciro Nuvoletta, was the brother of a rival boss with strong links to the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. On that very same day, Iovine was formally inducted into the Casalesi clan through a traditional bloodletting ritual and oath before two bosses.

The number of people he killed includes those he personally murdered as well as those he ordered others to kill.

"The former boss recounted details of corrupt politicians from the Left and Right, including a former local mayor, Enrico Fabozzi, from the centre-left Democratic party of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Fabozzi is accused of having colluded with the mafia," according to the Telegraph.

“There was money for everyone in a system that was completely corrupt,” Iovine said in previous evidence.

“It made no difference what political color a mayor was because the system operated - and still operates - in the same way.”

While he was a fugitive he received €100,000 a month to pay himself and the wages of 10 others working to protect him.

He also offered that he began co-operating so he could "have a better future, to turn my life around.”


  1. I know this is off subject, but Ndrangheta boss Carmelo Bruzzese is being dragged through the ringer. They are trying to force him to attend extradition hearings under heavy security to determine whether or not to deport him back to Italy. Now what really makes me upset about this is the way they pick on Italian mobsters far more than any other ethnic crime group. Look at all of the Latin American gang bangers and cartel members over here who are far more vicious than the Italians. I don't see these Mexican gangsters facing any type of possible extradition back to Mexico. The hypocrisy here pisses me off. I'd rather live by an Italian mobster any day before one of these savage gang banging beasts. Ed what are your thoughts?

  2. I agree. The Mafia is big business in this country: it keeps the judiciary process and penal systems busy and it has made careers for many prosecutors and attorneys. Look what it did for Giuliani, who I honestly think also would agree! He's even gone on record discussing how he misses the "rational violence" of the Mafia, which I've written about on this blog. Rudy has even hosted gangster marathon movie nights on television!!! The mob made prosecutors into judges (Gleeson). And look at movies and books.... Gotti gave Jerry Capeci a highly profitable career, I'd argue.


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