New York’s powerful Gambino mafia family sent a bomb expert to Sicily to train Cosa Nostra mobsters to assassinate an anti-mafia investigator, a former hitman has claimed. “He was about 40 years old, brown hair, dark eyes, 1.85 metres tall, strong build and dressed very elegantly,” Avola told prosecutors. Avola said the man was an explosives expert who had worked for the powerful New York gangster boss John Gotti. It is not the first time Avola has revealed some of the darkest secrets of the Sicilian mafia. In March 2016, he revealed exclusively to the Guardian that Sicilian mobsters had also planned an ambush to kill Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York.
Source: The Guardian May 23, 2019 12:44 UTC