Italian mobster describes Slovenia as mafia paradise
The repentant mobster Maurizio Prestieri described Slovenia as a mafia paradise in an interview with the writer Roberto Saviano, author of the famous book Gomorra. In an interview that is being published in more parts these days by the newspaper La Repubblica, Prestiere claims that there is no anti-mafia culture in Slovenia, so mobsters can move around the country freely.
Prestieri says they could do anything they wanted in Slovenia because there are no rules. They visited casinos, and met women and friends from all over the world. They even stayed in Slovenia for 9 months at a time, and even for New Year's. "In Slovenia, we were completely safe, which is why we used our real names," said Prestieri, and also said that they didn't use fake documents.
In addition to that, says Prestieri, the institutions in Slovenia are on the payroll of many mobster organizations: the Russian, Serbian, Italian, Turkish, all of them. Italy is surrounded by countries where it is easy to do business, according to Italian mafia organizations, because their state institutions are very weak and there is no anti-mafia culture. Besides Slovenia, Prestieri also mentioned Albania, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro.
In these countries, the mafia also invested in local business a lot. He pointed out Greece and its beaches where the mafia built tourist complexes, from hotels to restaurants, and also invested in industry. "I'm not an expert on the economic crisis, but I think these facts should also be considered in order to understand it," also said Prestieri.
Prestieri is an assistant to the leader of Naples' mafia organization Camorra, Paolo di Lauro. Prosecutors accuse him of murdering 30 people, and now he is cooperating with the judges. In an interview with the famous author Saviano, he is talking about his life story.
See? I told y'all it was paradise here.
P.S.: The term 'mafia' is used generically here. Otherwise, Mafia only means Sicily's Cosa Nostra.