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Sicily's ten most notorious godfathers

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Sicily's ten most notorious godfathers
Angelo La Barbera ruled the mafia family of Palermo Centro
16:09 CEST+02:00
Toto Riina is among the former mafia bosses on trial in Sicily for alleged negotiations with government officials following a spate of bomb attacks and assassinations in the 1990s.

He was nicknamed The Beast by fellow mobsters due to his violent nature. He is thought to have killed 40 people throughout his mafia career and been responsible for the deaths of hundreds more.

Other former mafia bosses on trial include Leoluca Bagarella and Antonio Cina.

As the trial gets underway in Palermo today, The Local takes a look at some of the other notable Godfathers in Sicilian mafia history.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LOCAL'S LIST OF SICILY'S TEN MOST NOTORIOUS MAFIA GODFATHERS

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