Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted mobster, used a five-year-old girl to run secret messages for him, a mafia informant has revealed.
Head of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra Matteo Messina Denaro used Attilio Fogazza’s young daughter to carry handwritten notes between himself and other mafia top dogs.
Kingpin Denaro has not been seen in public for 20 years, and is considered in the top 10 most wanted men in the world.
Fogazza, who himself is on a murder charge, said Messina Denaro’s second-in-command Domenico ‘Mimmo’ Scimonelli approached his daughter to run the memos, known as ‘pizzini’.
The right-hand man had taken his daughter for an ice cream and put the messages inside her jacket and backpack.
The daughter and the rest of Fogazza’s family have been living in a secret location under police protection while he co-operates with the prosecutors as they attempt to bring down the ‘boss of bosses’ in the Italian mafia scene.
Fogazza, 44, ran a car dealership in south-western Sicily and decided to collaborate with Palermo investigators after he was arrested last December for the murder of Salvatore Lombardo in 2009 who was killed after he stole a van from Scimonelli.
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