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Vito Roberto Palazzolo,

Vito Roberto Palazzolo,

Vito Roberto Palazzolo, a fugitive Italian banker who was sentenced in 2009 in absentia for ties to the superbosses of the Sicilian mafia, arrives at court in Bangkok on Thursday.

The court has ordered the extradition of Palazzolo to Italy, where the alleged organized crime figure faces money-laundering and Mafia association charges. The criminal court in Bangkok says the extradition will take at least 30 days

Palazzolo was allegedly involved in the infamous “Pizza Connection” case, in which Cosa Nostra cash made from dealing drugs through pizza parlors in America, was allegedly laundered by Palazzolo through his bank in Switzerland.

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