Italian police arrest mobster hiding in sofa

2015-03-04 22:24

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Rome - Police in Naples said on Wednesday they arrested a fugitive Mafia boss who had tried to fool officers chasing him by hiding inside a sofa.

The 63-year-old Vincenzo Pariante had been on the run since April 2013. In December, he was convicted in absentia and sentenced to life imprisonment for commissioning the 2004 killing of two mobsters from a rival clan of the Camorra, the Naples-based Mafia.

The double murder sparked a bloody feud, police said.

Officers caught up with Pariante in his wife's home. The mobster was said to have taken over the leadership of his family's Mafia clan from his brother Rosario, who was arrested in 2002 and who was cooperating with police.

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