| Michele Sindona |
(banker, deep state actor?)
Patti, Sicily, Italy
|Died||March 22, 1986 (Age 65)|
Voghera, Lombardy, Italy
Cause of death
|Alma mater||University of Messina|
|Children|| • Marco Nino|
• A daughter
|Interest of||Giorgio Ambrosoli|
|Party||Christian Democracy, Republican Party|
A financier and member of the Italian deep state
By 1957 he had become closely associated with the Gambino family and was chosen to manage their profits from heroin sales. Within a year, he bought his first bank and moved into larger scale financial fraud. He was hailed as "the saviour of the lira" by Giulio Andreotti and was named "Man of the Year" in January 1974 by US Ambassador to Italy, John Volpe.
On July 11, 1979, Giorgio Ambrosoli, the lawyer who was commissioned as liquidator of Sindona's banks, was murdered in Milan. Michele Sindona was charged with ordering his assassination, which was carried out by an American hit man. Sindona was convicted and imrisoned for life. He was poisoned in prison.