the “cashier” of the Banda della Magliana. He was 84


Enrico Nicoletti died, considered the cashier of the Banda della Magliana. Nicoletti, according to the online edition of the Messenger, was suffering from serious health problems. The death of Nicoletti, 84, took place in a Roman clinic where he was hospitalized.

A life as a Criminal Novel, between arrests and luxury, villas and criminal actions, in that Rome where for years he commanded the “crime holding” of the Banda della Magliana. A life that of Enrico Nicoletti who died today in a Roman clinic: 84 years marked by the multifaceted and insidious crime of the Gang and its business, a business he knew very well having become, in fact and “by law”, the cashier of the group .

Several times in prison, holder of assets and wealth accumulated by the ferocious organization that sowed blood and death in Rome in the 1970s, Nicoletti, like a gangster of yesteryear, loved ostentatious luxury. As testified also by his house with park, later confiscated, and destined by the Capitol in 2005 to house the Casa del jazz.

Indeed, Nicoletti, originally from Monte San Giovanni Campano, in the province of Frosinone, he was in fact the owner of Villa Osio, a complex of the late thirties surrounded by greenery, in via di Porta Ardeatina, transformed by himself with obsessive meticulousness in the details into a sort of palace, with marble, stucco and two-seater whirlpools with gold taps: stuff from Gomorrah but ante litteram.

Luxury and, in its own way, elegance: the stick as a support and as a habit he loved to dress in white from panama to shoes. Indeed, it is said that in the villa he had immense shoe racks, made to measure, to hold all his shoes. Blank, of course.

Nicoletti is also referred to as a character linked to the last head of the Banda della Magliana, Enrico De Pedis, known as Renatino, killed in February 1990. And he also inherited some real estate properties that belonged to the boss.

Nicoletti’s career starts from the bottom, when in the ’60s he made the money entrusted to him by the inhabitants of his neighborhood of Centocelle yield. Then the qualitative leap in the 70s in the Banda della Magliana which in a short time had control of all the criminal activities of the capital: from simple robberies, the activities expanded to kidnappings, to the control of gambling and horse racing betting, vault strikes and especially drug trafficking. Since those years, Nicoletti’s criminal career, between one arrest and another, has not stopped. So much so that it also ends up in the Criminal Novel, the real one, where the “Dry”, perhaps a retaliation, tells the negative and quite heroic deeds of Enrico NIcoletti who died today at 84 years old.

If you have seen the Romanzo Criminale series you will surely remember Il Secco, real name Claudio Usignoli, in the film (by Michele Placido with – among others – Accorsi and Favino) played by Stefano Fresi and in the series by Vincenzo Tanassi, inspired by the figure of Enrico Nicoletti.

As the magistrate Otello Lupacchini points out, who at length investigated the Banda della Magliana, Nicoletti was “a man who represented an important moment in the collateralism of criminal organizations to maximize profits, through articulated money laundering activities. He was the collector of several criminal worlds, with connections undoubted with politics and public administration. Clearly it had a very high crime rate. Recently it had suddenly disappeared “.

With him – he says to Adnkronos – probably secrets die that he will carry with him for the activities he has carried out, starting from the intervention he had in the context of the kidnapping Cirillo for the payment of the famous ransom. And much more. He had relations with everyone – Lupacchini says – with the ‘Ndrangheta, with the Neapolitans, with the Banda della Magliana and associates. Once – he says – he succeeded in putting the heads of the Camorra, Mafia, ‘Ndrangheta and Magliana around a table “.

“I’ve questioned him several times. An arrogant type. One day, during an interrogation, he demanded that he be offered tea and complained about the poor quality of the pastries,” he concludes.

Last update: Friday 4 December 2020, 21:13


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