THE WORLDPOST
09/25/2012 04:50 pm ET Updated Nov 25, 2012

The Mafia's New Front Men

"You throw garbage in and you get gold out." The famous sentence pronounced by a mafia associate and wiretapped by investigators more than 20 years ago must have sounded particularly familiar to Antonello Pianigiani.

Pianigiani is an Italian business titan, president of the company Pianigiani Rottami and of the Poggibonsi Calcio football club. But last March, he found himself in handcuffs, arrested in one of the latest and largest investigations into illegal waste trafficking in Italy.

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