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Giovanni Falcone

Giovanni Falcone was an Italian judge, specialised in mafia crimes.

His story is for most part of his life common with that of his closest friend Paolo Borsellino[?], with whom Falcone shared the provenance from a rather poor zone of Palermo, the career as an Anti-mafia judge, the professional successes and the defeats, and finally the sad end, when they both were killed (at a 20 days distance) in particularly cruel massacres.

Falcone was killed with his wife (herself a judge too) and life guards in Capaci[?], on the motorway between Palermo airport and Palermo, on May 23, 1992. The car in which he travelled was exploded in the air by a tremendous quantity of explosive that had been placed inside the asphalt. When passing on the explosive, Falcone was driving his car at an estimated speed of 160 km/h.

It is supposed their murders were ordered by TotÚ Riina, but - like for his friend's murder - many other people too, gained criminal advantages from his death.

The story is documented in the movie Excellent Cadavers[?].

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