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The "Terre di Corleone," a bed and breakfast built on confiscated land once owned by mafia boss Salvatore Riina near Corleone on the Italian island of Sicily. (Marcello Paternostro/AFP/Getty Images)

ROME, Italy – The brother of Italy’s most dangerous mafioso, arrested in 2006 after 43 years of hiding, says the state has “stolen his property, built with the sweat of years of hard work in Germany.”

But despite what Bernardo Provenzano tells the media, the residents of Corleone, a small town in Sicily considered a hotbed of the Mafia, have finally gained back some of what they feel the Provenzano family stole during decades of violence and extortion.

    read more:  By Silvia Marchetti, Global Post