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Subject: Raffaele Cutolo Sleeps with the Fishes

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/19/21 at 1:28 pm

Legendary Italian mafioso Raffaele Cutolo, who served as the capo de tutti capi (boss of all bosses) in the Italian mob while imprisoned from 1963 to present, has passed away at the age of 79.

His was the classic tale of a mobster from an early age.  While a child, Cutolo's father was a hard-scrabble farmer, and the landholder canceled his contract, which would have put the elder Cutolo out of work.  The landowner told Cutolo's father that the following year the field would be used for a different purpose and that his services were no longer required. In desperation, his father turned to the local Camorra boss, whose word was law in the village. The boss invited the Cutolo family to his home and promised to settle everything. A short time later, the landowner changed his mind and the contract was renewed.  :-X

According to the Italian justice department, by 1980 Cutolo's crew could count on about 10,000 affiliates, even though by that time, Raffaele had been in the slam for 17 years.  :o

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