Mafia goes green

Since the days of Lucky Luciano and Al Capone, the mafia has been synonymous with organized crime.  But while many tend to associate the notorious outfit with sundry activities like drug trafficking and gambling, it might surprise them to learn the new mafia is going green.  Yes, believe it or not, when the country of Italy recently seized $1.9 billion worth of mafia assets in a raid, they discovered the mafia had been laundering money through alternative energy companies.  One Sicilian kingpin, Vito Nicastri, is even affectionately called the “Lord of the Wind” for his vast holdings in wind farm and solar panel factories.  One wonders how the next producers to make a “Godfather” sequel will incorporate this new racket!

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