Operation “La bella vita” in Caltanissetta, Bontempo in Dell’Asta: “I’ll shoot you, your son, Di Marca and Bruzzaniti”

Rita Cinardi
30 June 2021 16:36

The overwhelming power of Carmelo Bontempo, considered the new ruler of Cosa Nostra in Caltanissetta, was now known among the criminal circles, so much so that even the well-known mafia boss Giuseppe Dell’Asta would have gone to apologize for his son’s “insolence”. This is what emerges from the order of the operation of the Mobile Squad “La Bella Vita” which led to the arrest of 43-year-old Bontempo and six other people – Fabio Meli, 43, Giovanni Puzzanghera, 44, Francesco Zappia, 47, Ivan Villa, 48, Daighoro Iacona, 31, Gino Gueli, 32 – accused in various ways for mafia-type association committed to the commission of extortion and drug trafficking.
Giovanni Puzzanghera tells his partner’s son about the quarrel between Bontempo and Fabrizio, the son of Giuseppe Dell’Asta. The latter said that Bontempo had met Fabrizio in front of the Caffè Bella and, feeling one glance too many, had asked Fabrizio why he was staring at him like that “not even a policeman or a carabiniere”. At that point Fabrizio had pointed out to Bontempo that he should not turn to him in that way and Bontempo, asserting all his criminal charisma, had countered that he would be able to turn to his father in this way too, who did not inspire any fear. . Puzzanghera said that Giuseppe Dell’Asta, after the story of his son, had tracked down Bontempo to apologize for what had happened since Fabrizio “was just a boy”.
But, always to say about Puzzanghera, Bontempo had not wanted to hear reason and had replied to Dell’Asta that “before putting his son Fabrizio in the street, alone and without the accompaniment of his parents, he had to teach him a little education and avoid giving him malicious looks “. Puzzanghera pointed out that Bontempo had also pointed out to Dell’Asta that if he and his son had dared to disrespect him he would have shot him, his son Fabrizio, Salvatore Di Marca (called ‘u purrittaru) and Emanuele Bruzzaniti. Again according to the story of Puzzanghera Dell’Asta, at that point he had shown a submissive attitude and had asked Bontempo not to bear him any grudge.

The overwhelming power of Carmelo Bontempo, considered the new ruler of Cosa Nostra in Caltanissetta, was now known among the criminal circles, so much so that even the well-known mafia boss Giuseppe Dell’Asta would have gone to apologize for his son’s “insolence”. This is what emerges from the order of the operation of the Mobile Squad “La Bella Vita” which led to the arrest of 43-year-old Bontempo and six other people – Fabio Meli, 43, Giovanni Puzzanghera, 44, Francesco Zappia, 47, Ivan Villa, 48, Daighoro Iacona, 31, Gino Gueli, 32 – accused in various ways for mafia-type association dedicated to the commission of extortion and drug trafficking.

Giovanni Puzzanghera, the son of Giuseppe Dell’Asta, tells his partner’s son about the quarrel between Bontempo and Fabrizio. The latter said that Bontempo had met Fabrizio in front of Caff Bella and, feeling one glance too many, had asked Fabrizio why he was staring at him like that “not even a policeman or a carabiniere”. At that point Fabrizio had pointed out to Bontempo that he should not address him in that way and Bontempo, asserting all his criminal charisma, had countered that he would also be able to address his father in the same way, who did not inspire any fear. . Puzzanghera said that Giuseppe Dell’Asta, after the story of his son, had tracked down Bontempo to apologize for what had happened since Fabrizio “was just a boy”.

But, always to say about Puzzanghera, Bontempo had not wanted to hear reason and had replied to Dell’Asta that “before putting his son Fabrizio in the street, alone and without the accompaniment of his parents, he had to teach him a little education. and avoid giving him malicious looks “. Puzzanghera pointed out that Bontempo had also pointed out to Dell’Asta that if he and his son had dared to disrespect him he would have shot him, his son Fabrizio, Salvatore Di Marca (called ‘u purrittaru) and Emanuele Bruzzaniti. Again according to the story of Puzzanghera Dell’Asta, at that point he had shown a submissive attitude and had asked Bontempo not to bear him any grudge.

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