Italy Arrests 'The Godfather' Clan Boss

Published July 01, 2011

| NewsCore

Italian organized crime police arrested the mafia boss of Corleone, the town in Sicily made famous by "The Godfather" trilogy, the ANSA news agency reported Friday.

Gaetano Riina, 79, was arrested along with three other men on charges of extortion and criminal association.

Riina is the brother of former Cosa Nostra kingpin Toto Riina, who is serving multiple life sentences for sanctioning dozens of killings, AFP reported.

Gaetano Riina was arrested in a dawn raid in the town of Mazara del Vallo, from where he ran the Corleone clan.

Corleone was used as the adopted surname of the mafia family in "The Godfather" trilogy, which starred Al Pacino as Michael Corleone.

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