La Sicilia publisher 150 mn seized in mafia probe

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Newspaper and TV assets worth over 150 million euros belonging to the publisher and editor of the Sicilian daily La Sicilia were seized in a mafia probe on Monday, reports Ansa.
 
A Catania court ordered the seizure of the assets of Mario Ciancio Sanfilippo, sources said.
 
The seizure regards his entire media group including La Sicilia, majority stakes in La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno in Bari, and two regional broadcasters, Antenna Sicilia and Telecolor.
 
The court appointed judicial commissioners to take over the day-to-day running of the group’s activities.
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