Italian Police Arrest Mobster Hiding Inside Sofa

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Jagajeet Chiba
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Italian Police Arrest Mobster Hiding Inside Sofa

An Italian Mafia boss on the run since April 2013 was arrested Wednesday after engaging in a chase with officers.  The mobster was found hiding inside a sofa.

63-year-old Vincenzo Pariante was convicted in absentia and sentenced to life imprisonment for commissioning the 2004 murder of two other mobsters from a rival clan.

Officers finally caught up to Pariante, who had taken over leadership of his family’s Mafia clan, at his wife’s home.  Pariante’s brother previously served as leader of the mob organization until his arrest, and subsequent cooperation with police, in 2002. 

- Jagajeet Chiba,

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