Tabloid news of a comic book villain
by Carl Russo
A HORROR-GANGSTER MOVIE title headlines this recent clipping from British tabloid The Sun, sent by one of my spies in the UK. The content was apparently lifted from Mafia Exposed’s July 1 scoop, and alludes to a statement made by Palermo anti-Mafia prosecutor Teresa Principato.
According to Principato, top Mafia fugitive Matteo Messina Denaro floats across European borders with trickery and ease, which brings to mind Diabolik, the comic-book super-villain he famously idolizes. But to date, Principato’s is the only official claim that the Sicilian boss of bosses has ventured recently to the UK, where his daughter Luciana has lived for years and will wed this month.
“He leaves Sicily and crosses national borders,” Principato told Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano in August. “We have evidence of his presence in Brazil, Spain, Great Britain, Austria. He travels for bus