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100 million seized in Mafia probe. 400 properties confiscated from Calcedonio Di Giovanni

Anti-mafia investigators have confiscated around 400 properties with an overall value of over 100 million euros from Calcedonio Di Giovanni, an entrepreneur originally from Monreale, near Palermo, but who has business interests in the neighbouring Sicilian province of Trapani. The DIA anti-mafia unit's proposal for the assets to be confiscated on the basis of its investigations was accepted by a Trapani court. Di Giovanni, a construction entrepreneur with interests in the tourism and hotel sectors, had already had his assets seized in 2014. While not being formally a member, he is believed to be close to Cosa Nostra, in particular the Agate clan of Mazara del Vallo. Among the assets seized, as well as companies based in San Marino and London, was the noted tourist village of "Kartibubbo" o...