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Supergrass to 'disclose names' of Mafia-tainted politicians

News Sicilia
Mafia supergrass Carmelo D'Amico pledged Friday to "tell everything" about politicians allegedly linked to Cosa Nostra and claimed Interior Minister Angelino Alfano and former Senate Speaker Renato Schifani were elected in deals with the Mob. "Before now I was too frightened to tell everything," D'Amico told the Palermo Assize court, "I am afraid for myself and my family, but if you protect me, I will tell everything". "The names that I will give today are of people capable of anything, they can go inside prisons and kill simulating suicides and natural deaths," the Messina mobster turned State's evidence said at a trial of politicians who allegedly arranged negotiations between the State and the Mafia in the 1990s. "They direct politics and they will try to get rid of me as they wanted to...