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Italian Mafia Cash In On Lucrative EU Wind Farm Handouts

First Posted: 09/07/10 10:33 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:35 PM ET

Mafia Wind Farm


For all their promises of a clean, green future, Italy's windfarms have now acquired a somewhat dirtier whiff - as the latest industry to be infiltrated by the country's mobsters.

Attracted by the prospect of generous grants designed to boost the use of alternative energies, the so-called "eco Mafia" has begun fraudulently creaming off millions of euros from both the Italian government and the European Union.

Read the whole story: Telegraph


Filed by Travis Donovan  |