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Anti-Mafia Prosecutor Accused of Crime Links Kills Self


January 1993

A top anti-Mafia prosecutor killed himself two days after he was accused by a former Mafia drug trafficker of having links to organized crime (Clare Pedrick, "Anti-Mafia Prosecutor in Italy Reportedly Commits Suicide," Washington Post, 12/4/92, A24).

Forty-eight-year-old Domenico Signorino reportedly shot himself at his home near Sicily on December 3, leaving a note asserting his innocence. Officials have provided no evidence that the alleged links were true, but are conducting an investigation.

Two other top Italian anti-Mafia investigators, Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone, were slain last summer, and the death of Signorino is expected to further hurt morale.