Sunday, May 24, 2020

'Ndrangheta claim benefits meant for poor

Bosses and members of the Calabrian-based 'Ndrangheta in Italy have been claiming the government’s “citizenship wage” - basic income for the poor. Among the claimants of the allowance — ($660) a month given by the government to those who live in poverty — were the sons of Roberto Pannunzi, a Mafia mobster nicknamed 'the Italian Pablo Escobar.'

Pannunzi, also known as 'Bebe,' is fond of boasting that he weighs money instead of counting it.
Italian and US investigators say Pannunzi is one of the world’s biggest cocaine dealers, with a business worth billions.
His eldest son, Alessandro, is married to the daughter of one of Colombia’s biggest cocaine producers and has been found guilty of importing cocaine. Cops believe members of 'Ndrangheta collected more than €500k in government assistance, which is being confiscated. "they show no respect for those who suffer. Money is all they want.”