Matteo Messina Denaro

Matteo Messina Denaro

Italian Mob Boss
Born Apr 26, 1962

Matteo Messina Denaro, also known as Diabolik, is a Sicilian mafioso. He got his nickname from the Italian comic book character of the same name. He is considered to be one of the new leaders of Cosa Nostra after the arrest of Bernardo Provenzano on 11 April 2006. Matteo Messina Denaro became known nationally on 12 April 2001 when the magazine L'Espresso put him on the cover with the headline: Ecco il nuovo capo della mafia ("Here is the new boss of the Mafia").… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on April 26, 1962.


1983 21 Years Old Antonio D'Alì Sr. had to resign from the board of the Banco Sicula in 1983 because he appeared on the list of the secret freemason lodge Propaganda Due (P2) of Licio Gelli.


1993 31 Years Old 1 More Event
After bomb attacks in Capaci and Via D’Amelio that killed prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, the arrest of Salvatore Riina on 15 January 1993 and the introduction of strict prison regime (article 41-bis), Cosa Nostra embarked on a terrorist campaign in which Matteo Messina Denaro played a prominent role. … Read More
1994 32 Years Old Messina Denaro used the pseudonym "Alessio" in his clandestine correspondence with former Mafia boss Provenzano. He suffers from severe myopia and received treatment for this condition at a clinic in Barcelona, Spain in 1994 and 1996. … Read More
1996 34 Years Old His son Antonio D'Alì jr. became a senator for Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party in 1996, and in April 2001 under-secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, the institution responsible for fighting organised crime. … Read More
1998 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Matteo’s brother Salvatore Messina Denaro, arrested in November 1998, worked at the Banca Sicula and continued to work for Comit.
2001 39 Years Old After the arrest of Virga in 2001, Messina Denaro took over the leadership of the Mafia in the province of Trapani. … Read More


2002 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 45 Years Old 1 More Event
After the arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo in November 2007, Messina Denaro is generally viewed as one of the possible leading Mafia bosses. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On 15 March 2010, his brother Salvatore Messina Denaro was arrested along with 18 others in operation "Golem 2". … Read More
2011 49 Years Old On 19 May 2011, an attempt to arrest Matteo Messina Denaro failed. … Read More


2014 52 Years Old 1 More Event
A new photofit of Messina Denaro was issued in March 2014 after an informant claimed to have seen him in hiding. … Read More
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