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Mafia fugitive wins extradition battle

Mafia fugitive Domenico Rancadore has won his battle against extradition back to Italy at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

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Rancadore on run from authorities for 20 years

Domenico Rancadore was on the run from Italian authorities for almost two decades Credit: .

Mr Rancadore, known as The Professor, was arrested after evading Italian authorities for 20 years.

They accused him of fleeing Italy as he faced trial over his alleged Cosa Nostra "man of honour" connections.

Senior District Judge Howard Riddle discharged Mr Rancadore at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

Mr Rancadore was convicted in 1999 of Mafia association and extortion in Trabia, near Palermo, and is wanted to serve a seven-year jail sentence.

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