Italian Mob Boss Pasquale Scotti Arrested in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of Italy’s most wanted criminals, mob boss Pasquale Scotti, was arrested on Tuesday, May 26th, in Brazil’s Northeastern city of Recife, where he had been living incognito for the past 28 years under the name of Francisco de Castro Visconti. The arrest was a joint effort by Brazilian federal police and Interpol. Scotti has been transferred to Brasília and extradition papers by Italian authorities are expected to be filed soon.

The 56-year-old criminal is said to have been one of the main leaders of . . .

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