Police Arrest Wanted Mafia Hitman Living As Pizza Chef in France
WANTED MAFIA HITMAN LIVING AS PIZZA CHEF IN FRANCE FINALLY UNDER ARREST
In something out of a tv movie with a plot hard to find credulous, police have arrested a mafia hitman wanted for more than 30 years. The wanted hitman’s name is Edgardo Greco, who killed two men and disposed of their bodies by dissolving them in acid. Greco had been living his life in Saint-Étienne, a city of about 500,000 people in the French Alps, near the city of Lyon. Greco had an extensive support network, which he relied on all these years to remain hidden from the law. Now he faces his 1991 conviction for double murder.
PIZZA CHEF HITMAN EVEN APPEARED IN COMMERCIALS TOUTING HIS REGIONAL FOODS
Greco had lived all these years under the alias Paolo Dimitrio. He grew so confident with his new life and fake name, he even appeared in television ads marketing his “regional and home-made recipes such as ravioli, risotto and tagliatelle.” Now 63 years old, Greco the pizza chef and former hitman will face the music for his killing of two mafia rivals that he beat to death with a crowbar in a Calabrian fish restaurant over 3 decades ago. His two victims were two brothers from a rival mafia family, the Calabrian Ndrangheta, which is the most powerful mob family in all of Italy.
PIZZA CHEF HITMAN NOW FACES EXTRADITION, LIFE IN PRISON BACK IN ITALY
Greco disappeared 16 years ago after being sentenced to life in prison. But he managed to escape custody just before the judge signed his life sentence. So really Greco has been hiding both from police and the Ndrangheta crime family all these years. But police focused on Greco’s support network, which eventually led them to his new life in Saint-Étienne, working as a pizza chef. He’s currently waiting on extradition back to Italy. Greco’s arrest marks a second major success, after police also arrested the Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina just a few weeks ago. Messina was also on the lam for nearly 3 decades.