Bernardo Provenzano

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Bernardo Provenzano
Born (1933-01-31)31 January 1933
Corleone, Sicily, Italy
Died 13 July 2016(2016-07-13) (aged 83)
Milan, Italy
Alias(es) "Binnu u tratturi" (Binnie the Tractor)
"Zio Binnu" (Uncle Bernardo)
"Il ragioniere" (The Accountant)
Allegiance Corleonesi
Charge(s) Mafia association
multiple murder
jailbreaking
Conviction(s) Mafia association, multiple murder, jailbreaking
Penalty Life imprisonment
(multiple life sentences related to different homicides and mass murders)
Status Deceased
Occupation Mafia boss

Bernardo Provenzano (Italian pronunciation: [berˈnardo provenˈtsaːno]; 31 January 1933 – 13 July 2016) was a member of the Sicilian Mafia (Cosa Nostra). He was suspected of having been the head of the Corleonesi, a Mafia faction from the town of Corleone. He was the de facto capo di tutti capi (boss of all bosses) of the entire Sicilian Mafia until his arrest in 2006.[1][1][2]

On 13 July 2016, Provenzano died from complications of bladder cancer at a hospital in prison at age 83.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Profile: Bernardo Provenzano, BBC News, 11 April 2006.
  2. Sicily's Invisible Man, Time Europe Magazine, 29 August 2004.
  3. "Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, 83, dies in jail". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 13 July 2016.