On Monday, the largest trial in decades came to an end, during which 322 people were charged. The case lasted for almost three years, and it took the judge, Brigida Cavasino, almost an hour and a half to read the verdicts and the names of the convicts, reports AFP.
Sentences were handed down in the case of 207 people linked to the ‘Ndrangheta
The court decided to sentence 207 people. They are members and collaborators of the ‘Ndrangheta criminal organization originating from Calabria. Those punished included officials, policemen and politicians.
Those convicted at trial will spend anywhere from a few months to 30 years in prison. Four high-ranking members of the ‘Ndrangheta received the harshest sentence. The main boss of the organization, 69-year-old Luigi Mancuso, was not sentenced – the court decided that his trial would be conducted separately.-
‘Ndrangheta. One of the largest criminal organizations in the world
The trial took place in Calabria, the birthplace of the mafia. Although the organization was founded in a poor region in southern Italy and for years remained in the shadow of the Neapolitan Camorra or the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, it still operates in over 40 countries.