Gaspare Mutolo

Member of the Sicilian Mafia
Born 1940

Gaspare Mutolo is a Sicilian mafioso, also known as "Asparino". In 1992 he became a pentito (state witness against the Mafia). He was the first mafioso who spoke about the connections between Cosa Nostra and Italian politicians.

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1940 Birth Born in 1940.


1965 25 Years Old In 1965 he ended up in prison for the first time. … Read More


1973 33 Years Old In 1973, Mutolo was initiated into the Partanna-Mondello family headed by Rosario Riccobono. "When I became a member, it was for me a new life, with new rules. … Read More
1976 36 Years Old In 1976 and 1982, Mutolo was arrested again, and during one of his sojourns in prison, he became the cellmate of the old boss of the Corleonesi, Luciano Leggio (later he claimed that he had painted the pictures that are attributed to Leggio). … Read More


1981 41 Years Old After turning state witness, Mutolo revealed that he organised a 400 kilogram shipment of heroin to the US in 1981. … Read More
1982 42 Years Old Mutolo was arrested in 1982 before he could finish a second shipment.
1983 43 Years Old His Thai supplier Koh Bak Kin was arrested when Egyptian police seized a Greek ship in the Suez Canal carrying some 233 kilos of heroin on May 24, 1983. … Read More
1987 47 Years Old Mutolo received a 16-year sentence in the Maxi Trial against the Mafia in 1987.


1991 51 Years Old While in prison, Mutolo started to think about becoming a state witness (pentito) in December 1991.
Mutolo decided to talk in early May 1992, he insisted to see Paolo Borsellino after learning that Giovanni Falcone was unavailable (Falcone ceased to be a magistrate after he had entered the Ministry of Justice in 1991). … Read More
Mutolo only began to talk of Mafia-political links after the arrest of Totò Riina in January 1993.
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