Hundreds face sentencing in historic Italian mafia trial

Hundreds of alleged mobsters were being sentenced on Monday by an Italian court, the culmination of a historic, nearly three-year trial against Calabria’s notorious ‘Ndrangheta mafia.Long dismissed as mere livestock thieves, the ‘Ndrangheta flourished under the radar for decades as authorities concentrated efforts against Sicily’s Cosa Nostra — defendants in the first, now-legendary maxi-trial of 1986-1987 in Palermo.


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