facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Italian judge gets 4 years for mob hookups

Sept. 28, 2012 at 4:21 PM   |   Comments

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A judge in southern Italy was sentenced to four years in prison for receiving the services of prostitutes paid for by a Calabrian mob boss.

Giancarlo Giusti, a judge in Reggio Calabria, described what he later called in his journal a "dark period" in his life, The Daily Telegraph of London reported. This included "notte di amore" -- or nights of love-making -- with women like "Natasha," with whom he spent a "crazy Friday night full of women and wine."

A court in Milan convicted the judge of corruption and accepting bribes from organized crime. He apologized for his conduct as he was sentenced Thursday.

Giusti received hotel stays and other perks but, officials presented no evidence the payoffs influenced his judicial rulings.

Giusti and Giulio Lampada, a boss in the 'Ndrangheta, the powerful mob family in Calabria, were arrested in March last year. Giusti told investigators at the time he believed Lampada was a successful businessman with a legitimate slot machine enterprise.

While they are not as well known as the Cosa Nostra of Sicily or the Camorra of Naples, the 'Ndrangheta may be the most powerful of Italy's four major crime families, the report said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
2
[UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot [UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot
3
California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq
4
Lauren Hill's cancer won't stop teen from playing basketball Lauren Hill's cancer won't stop teen from playing basketball
5
Canada reflects on a week of domestic terror Canada reflects on a week of domestic terror
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback