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Needing 'clean cash,' mobsters hungry for Rome's eateries

by on November 24, 2015

Needing 'clean cash,' mobsters hungry for Rome's eateries
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Along Rome's narrow Via dei Pastini, a street thronging with tourists in search of quaint restaurants, authorities raided three trattorias, including Il Barroccio, this year as alleged fronts for money-laundering operations for the 'ndrangheta …

Money matters: 'Shopping' in church; charging interest isn't usury, usually
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… were understandable: Worshippers making their annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem's sacred site could not be expected to carry sheep with them from a considerable distance, and the Roman currency of the realm was not acceptable for paying the temple tax.

Islamic State has diversified funding sources
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The ancient Roman city of Palmyra, is northeast of Damascus, Syria. As the Islamic State has gained territory, it has taken control of museums, private collections and archaeological sites. Some of these antiquities are destroyed, but others are resold …

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