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The toxic reason a mafia boss became a police informant | BBC News

Carmine Schiavone was a major figure in one of Italy’s most formidable underworld clans, the Casalesi, part of the mafia network around Naples known as the Camorra. For a time he directed the Casalesi clan’s rampant criminality and extreme violence, but later he set out to try to destroy it.

He became what’s called a mafia pentito – “a penitent one”, siding with the police, and testifying for the state against his fellow mob bosses.

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