An Italian courtroom on Wednesday sentenced Camorra boss Maria Licciardi, one of many few ladies to guide a mafia clan, to virtually 13 years in jail, media experiences stated.
Licciardi, 71, often known as “the toddler” due to her small stature, was arrested in August 2021 whereas trying to fly to Spain, apparently to go to her daughter.
“She did not bat an eyelash when the officers blocked her and served the warrant signed by the Naples prosecutors’ workplace,” ANSA information company reported on the time of her arrest.
On the time, Inside minister Luciana Lamorgese praised the arrest, touting the “dedication of the judiciary and the police forces to counter the Camorra organizations that management extensively massive territories.”
She was discovered responsible of being the chief of a Camorra clan based by her brothers and handed 12 years and eight months in jail, ANSA stated.
She took over the clan within the Naples suburb of Secondigliano following the dying of her brother Gennaro in jail in 1994.
Italy’s inside ministry has additionally described her because the “strategic head” of a bunch of households dubbed the “Secondigliano Alliance,” which is claimed to regulate a big a part of the organized crime in Naples.
In 2001, she was positioned amongst Italy’s high 30 wished fugitives.
She had beforehand served eight years in jail.
Licciardi was the inspiration for the chain-smoking feminine mob boss within the TV collection “Gomorrah,” based on journalist Roberto Saviano, who wrote the guide in regards to the Naples mafia on which it was primarily based.
Naples has been the normal base for the mafia-type Camorra syndicate, an umbrella for a lot of completely different clans.
In 2017, police in Italy, Spain and Germany arrested 32 folks suspected of trafficking medication and laundering cash in a European operation towards the Camorra clan.