Palermo

Police general acquitted of letting mobster evade capture

Mori accused of giving immunity to 'boss of bosses' Provenzano

Police general acquitted of letting mobster evade capture

Palermo, July 17 - A court in Palermo on Wednesday acquitted a Carabinieri police general and former intelligence chief on charges of letting Mafia 'boss of bosses' Bernardo Provenzano evade capture in 1995. Mario Mori, who at the time was deputy commander of the Carabinieri ROS special branch, had been accused of giving Provenzano immunity in Sicily as part of alleged negotiations with the Cosa Nostra. Provenzano was finally arrested on April 11, 2006.

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