Milan traffic cops win a Ferrari

Seized from the mafia. There’s little chance of illegal speeders getting away with it in Milan now, since the metropolitan police force has been equipped with a 320 kmh Ferrari 458 Spider. Seize...

Ex-CIA agent de Souza to be extradited to Milan

For involvement in Abu Omar kidnapping. Sabrina de Souza, a former undercover agent of the CIA, is to be extradited to Milan, her lawyer says. De Sousa, 61, was convicted in November 2009 of inv...

Former Expo manager to repay over €1 million

Angelo Paris was arrested in May 2014. Angelo Paris, former procurement planning manager for Expo Milan 2015 arrested for corruption in May 2014, has been sentenced to repay “at least €1 million”,...

Jail for Lombardy regional councillor Zambetti

Zambetti sentenced for vote rigging Former regional councillor Domenico Zambetti has been sentenced to 13½ years for paying the ‘Ndrangheta to rig votes in his favour in the 2010 regional electio...

FBI, Carabinieri carry out major mafia dragnet in Milan

Milan fruit and vegetable market a prime target. Carabinieri and the United States’ FBI have collaborated in a vast operation involving 33 arrests in the US and Italy, including Milan. The opera...

Mafia “consolidated” in Lombardy says police chief

Anti-mafia Commission meets in Milan. “The ‘ndrangheta [Calabrian mafia] has been here since the 1970s,” Milan police commissioner Antonio De Iesu said after testifying to a hearing of the parliame...

Milan mayor requests help from Rome on crime

Mayor Sala asks support for Operazione Strade Sicure. Mayor Giuseppe Sala has asked central government to provide more army personnel to step up security in the city to tackle rising criminality,...

Mega seizure of mafia assets in Milan

Expo 2015 pavilions and Arese hypermarket involved. Italy’s Guardia di Finanza specialised police force for white-collar crime executed seizure warrants on Tuesday 25 October for assets in Milan an...

Bad news for Milan bike thieves

Milan cops open Facebook page for stolen bikes. Milan’s Polizia Locale has set up a Facebook page to reunite stolen bikes with their owners, and it is already filling with stories of happy reunions...

Chinese police to patrol in Milan

Experimental cooperation with Italian police. Officers from the Beijing police force are being deployed to Milan and Rome to help local police patrol the “Chinatown” community. Two Chinese polic...

Milan boosts, re-arms police force

24 new recruits, 1725 radios and 555 pistols for Milan. Milan’s Polizia Locale – the police corps employed directly by the municipality, and known variously as Polizia Municipale or Vigili Urbani i...

Lombardy infiltrated by Ndrangheta says Milan prosecutor

Judicial system needs urgent reform in fight against organised crime. Milan and Lombardy are suffering a sort of “upside-down” colonisation by the southern Italian underworld, says outgoing Milan c...

Milan judge: 'Mafia strong in Lombardy'

No longer just infiltration The presence of organised crime in northern Italy is no longer just infiltration – it has reached a level amounting to occupation, according to the president of M...

Milan calls for more street security

Condacons concerns on rape risk Consumer rights association Codacons has called for Milan city hall to publish a map of the areas most at risk of sexual assault, and to install more security camer...

Berlusconi starts community service

Working with Alzheimer's patients near Milan Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday started doing community service at a centre for the elderly at the Sacra Famiglia Catholic Foundation...

Lombardy region approves referendum on brothels

Referendum on repeal of 1958 anti-brothel law Lombardy's regional council has approved a referendum on a partial repeal of the so-called Merlin law, which outlawed brothels in 1958, reports Italy&r...

Berlusconi gets community service

Former premier to work at old folks' home Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi will serve a year of his four-year tax fraud sentence by working at a centre for the elderly, following a ruling...

Alfano promises mafia-free Expo

Deputy PM and interior minister Angelino Alfano has promised to keep organised crime away from Expo 2015. In a Milan meeting with top officials – Lombardy governor Roberto Maroni, Milan mayor...

Milan village 'closed for mafia'

The town administration of Sedriano in Milan province, some 15 km west of the city, has been closed by the government for infiltration by organised crime. This is the first time such action has bee...

More women seeking help, says CGIL

The year 2011 saw an increase of 30 per cent in the number of women seeking help at Milan’s Centro Donna of the CGIL union, their annual report says. Violence at home or in the workplace, mob...

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