Bernardo Provenzano

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Bernardo Provenzano
Bernardo Provenzano.jpg
Provenzano in 1959
Born(1933-01-31)31 January 1933
Died13 July 2016(2016-07-13) (aged 83)
Other names"Binnu u tratturi" (Binnie the Tractor)
"Zio Binnu" (Uncle Bernardo)
"Il ragioniere" (The Accountant)
OccupationMafia boss
Criminal statusDeceased
AllegianceCorleonesi
Conviction(s)Mafia association, multiple murder, jailbreaking
Criminal chargeMafia association
multiple murder
jailbreaking
PenaltyLife imprisonment
(multiple life sentences related to different homicides and mass murders)

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.