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Mafia ‘Super Fugitive’ Nabbed; Linked to Hundreds of Killings

August 27, 1994

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) _ Authorities captured a reputed Mafia boss Saturday accused in hundreds of murders, including the bombing death of one of Italy’s top anti-mob prosecutors.

Lorenzo Tinnirello, dubbed one of the ″super fugitive″ Mafia leaders, was surrounded as he left a fish market in Trabia, about 15 miles southeast of Palermo. He was not armed and did not resist, police said.

Authorities used phone taps and information from Mafia collaborators to close in on Tinnirello, who went into hiding in 1989 after being convicted in one of Sicily’s first big mob trials.

Tinnirello is accused of playing an important role in the 1992 car bombing in Palermo that killed anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino and five bodyguards.

Other killings linked to Tinnirello include the slayings of the wife and two relatives of a Mafia turncoat cooperating with police investigators, according to the ANSA news agency.

Tinnirello was arrested along with another Mafia fugitive, Giovanni D’Agati, who was convicted of drug trafficking in 1989.

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