Fugitive On The Run For 17 Years Arrested After Boasting About Cooking Skills In Newspaper (pics)
An Italian mafia fugitive Edgardo Greco, 63, who had been on the run for 17 years, has been arrested after he boasted about his authentic Italian recipes in a local newspaper in France.
The mafia boss who was working undercover as a pizza maker was captured after evading authorities for 17 years, according to French officials.
The anti-mafia police said 63-year-old Edgardo Greco was caught working as a pizzaiolo in Saint-Etienne last week.
Greco was part of the ‘Ndrangheta’ (Calabria mafia) and sentenced in absentia for the murder of two brothers from a rival clan in the 1990s. The men are presumed to have been dissolved in acid based on the testimony of turncoats.
The anti-mafia police said Greco was convicted for the murder of brothers Stefano and Giuseppe Bartolomeo.
While in France, Greco had adopted a new identity, Paolo Dimitrio, despite being on Italy?s most wanted list since 2006.
The Italian press reported Greco was even featured in a local French paper as “an authentic Italian pizza maker.”
Authorities said he was arrested on an Interpol arrest warrant and will likely be extradited to Italy.