14 July 2016

Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, 83, dies in jail

mafiaItalian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano has died in prison, aged 83.

Provenzano, dubbed “The Tractor” for his ruthless trait of mowing people down, was arrested and jailed in 2006 after spending 43 years on the run.

He was said to have taken over command of the Sicilian Mafia after the 1993 arrest of ex-boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina.

Provenzano was serving a life term for several murders, including the killing of two judges in 1992.

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