'Scarface' Mobster Nailed on Facebook

Italian cops nabbed thug while he was chatting online
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2010 3:44 AM CDT
Manfredi used the alias "Georgie" on Facebook.   (La Repubblica)

(Newser) – Pasquale Manfredi is a "cold and cruel" assassin but he has a soft spot for Facebook that proved to be his undoing, according to Italian police. Manfredi—nicknamed "Scarface"—was tracked down through an Internet key to access the site. He was chatting on Facebook when cops raided his flat in Calabria yesterday, the Telegraph reports.

Manfredi, 33, had been on Italy's most-wanted list for many years in connection with several killings, including that of a rival clan leader who was killed with a bazooka during real-life Mafia wars. Police now plan to trawl through Manfredi's 200-plus Facebook contacts looking for other crime figures.
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