Mafia boss Messina Denaro held in top security Italian prison

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Reuters

L’AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) – Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro was being held on Wednesday in a high-security jail in central Italy, subject to special restrictions applied to the country’s most dangerous prisoners. “I’ve no criminal record,” Messina Denaro, who was caught on Monday after 30 years on the run, told prison guards when he was admitted to the Costarelle prison close to the city of L’Aquila, Italian media reported. Messina Denaro had been sentenced in absentia to multiple life terms for an array of crimes, including for his role in the 1992 murders of anti-mafia prosecutors Giovanni …

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