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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Andreotti Mafia Claim

ROME -- Prosecutors have accused former prime minister Giulio Andreotti of being a full-fledged member of the Mafia, Italian media reported Wednesday. The prosecutors, who want Andreotti put on trial over accusations that he protected organized crime, hardened their charges against the 75-year-old statesman from association with the Mafia to membership of it. Andreotti has accused the magistrates of being naive by believing the testimony of former Mafiosi.