Catania, assets for over 1 million euros seized from an element of the Cappello-Bonaccorsi clan

Mario Strano, 55, is currently in prison. The object of the seizure were, among other things, a building in the historic center and the company Sc Logistica srl, operating in the transport sector

CATANIA – Assets worth one million euros were seized by the police in Catania from Mario Strano, 55, currently detained and subjected several times to personal and property prevention measures because he was believed to belong to the Cappello-Bonaccorsi mafia gang. Seals were placed on a building in the historic center, a vehicle and the company Sc Logistica srl, operating in the transport sector, and its entire corporate assets consisting, among other things, of 17 vehicles, including semi-trailers and tractors.

The order was issued by the Preventive Measures section of the Court on the joint proposal of the Public Prosecutor and the Catania Police Headquarters. Strano had passed from the Santapaola clan to the Cappello-Bonaccorsi clan and was arrested as part of the Chameleon anti-mafia operation of 23 June 2020, together with other members of the clan, for mafia association and drug dealing. In the proceedings of today’s provision, the economic-financial analysis of the “patrimonialists” of the Anticrime Division and of the Mobile Squad of the Police Headquarters on the seized assets which, according to the accusation, although formally and fictitiously in the name of third parties, were attributable to him. From the investigations it emerged that, “after the seizure of the Catasped company, which took place in 2017, in order not to lose important customers of important companies in the North, Strano would have ‘suggested creating a new company, making it registered to the son of an efficient collaborator, effectively creating the company seized today “. In an interception on the record of the request, the police hear one of the owners of the company being defined as a “secretary”. On another occasion, the woman “expressed her intention of wanting to” resign from her job “, after a reprimand received from Mario Strano, and, feeling” offended “, affirmed that ‘it was not worth taking those risks for € 900». It also emerged that he himself issued directives, including through family members, also on the hiring of workers up to a few days before his arrest.

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