Hogan's Alley

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Godfather of Godfathers Caught

The man who the Italian police allege is the "Boss of Bosses" or "Capo di tutti Capi" of the Mafia in Sicily was captured today. His name is Bernardo Provenzano, who is 73, has been sought unsuccessfully for a full 43 years. Of course, the degree of effort put into the "manhunt" is probably questionable. I imagine that the families of the police and prosecutors will not sleep very comfortably for awhile.

But here is the kicker: the man was caught hiding in Corleone. You couldn't credibly write such an ending to this story.