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Mafia fugitive Rancadore wins extradition battle

Mafia fugitive Domenico Rancadore, 65, has won his battle against extradition back to Italy. Rancadore was accused of fleeing Italy as he faced trial over his alleged role as a "man of honour" in the Cosa Nostra group.

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Factfile: Domenico Rancadore

Domenico Rancadore was arrested in London in August last year on a European arrest warrant after evading the Italian authorities for 20 years over Mafia connections.

This is what is known about him:

  • 64 years old
  • Went on the run in 1994
  • Lived in west London under false name Marc Skinner, and is married to an English woman
  • Sentenced to seven years in prison in Italy for Mafia connections
  • Believed to have been chief of Sicily's Trabia region for the notorious Cosa Nostra mafia group

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