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Mafia 'boss of bosses' buried in Corleone

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 00:51

Mafia boss Salvatore Riina is laid to rest in his hometown of Corleone. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Mafia boss Salvatore Riina was buried on Wednesday (November 22) in his hometown of Corleone, near Palermo, Italy. Riina's relatives, including his children Salvo, Maria Concetta and Lucia, together with their mother Ninetta Bagarella attended the burial of the former Italian "boss of bosses". They were protected by a police cordon as they exited the cemetery followed by journalists and photographers. After his arrest in 1993, Riina was held under high security with little access to his family in accordance with a law written to prevent bosses from commanding from prison. However, he remained a powerful figure within the mob even behind bars and refused to cooperate with investigators until the end. Nicknamed "the Beast", Riina began his violent criminal career on the streets of Corleone after World War Two and became the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century, convicted for ordering dozens of murders. Riina, 87, died of natural causes in Parma's prison on Friday (November 17).

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Mafia 'boss of bosses' buried in Corleone

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 00:51