212 million euros seized from 'Ndrangheta-linked businessman
'Tarmac Billionaire' close to two top clans
11 February 2021
Italian police on Thursday seized some 212 million euros from a Calabrian businessman believed to be linked to two top clans in the Calabria-based 'Ndrangheta mafia, Italy's richest and most powerful organised crime group.
They said Domenico Gallo, 65, was suspected of being close to the Piromalli and Zagari-Fazzalari clans.
As well as various financial assets, police seized 13 financial companies, stakes in other firms, 11 pieces of property including farms and factories and a luxury villa, a luxury car and 12 luxury watches.
Informants have told police that Gallo managed to secure a raft of public-works contracts by bringing together mobsters, civil servants and wheeler-dealers over several decades, earning himself the nickname 'Tarmac Billionaire'.