Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sicilian Mafia goes green: police seizes $2 billion

Two days ago, Italy seized $1.9 billion in assets (including 40 companies) - the biggest mob haul ever - in an operation against Mafia's upgrade from the classical drug-running, prostitution, and extortion to their modern replacement, the renewable energy business.
Italy seizes $1.9 billion of assets as Mafia goes green (Yahoo News)

Mafia's dirty money linked to clean energy (The Independent)

Google News (other sources)
Vito Nicastri (54), known as the Lord of the Wind, was at the center. He's probably linked directly to Matteo Messina Denaro, the likely current boss of the Sicilian Mafia. So the seized assets were probably owned by this "boss of bosses" Denaro.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you a new friend, Vito Nicastri, and a new business, the renewable energy.

The green business has opened such an enormous business with price imbalances and hot air that it would be unthinkable if the existing criminal organizations didn't join the likes of Al Gore in getting the big money in the easiest ways.

Via Climate Realists and

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