Diego Rosmini

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Diego Rosmini (born July 16, 1927 in Reggio Calabria), also known as Direttore, is an Italian criminal and a member of the 'Ndrangheta in Calabria. He was the boss of the Rosmini 'ndrina based in the city of Reggio Calabria.[1]

Second 'Ndrangheta war[edit]

The Rosmini clan was a protagonist in the Second 'Ndrangheta war (1985–1991), which grouped all the 'ndrine in the city of Reggio Calabria into either one of two opposing factions: the Condello, Imerti, Serraino and Rosmini clans on one side, and the De Stefano 'ndrina, Tegano, Libri and Latella clans on the other.[2]

Arrest and convictions[edit]

He was arrested on December 4, 1990, and received a life sentence and an additional 15-year sentence for murder and Mafia association.[1] In 1998, he received a life sentence for ordering the killing in 1989 of the Christian Democrat politician Lodovico Ligato, former head of the Italian State Railways.[1] Ligato demanded a 10 percent bribe on public work contracts, jeopardizing agreements already reached among a so-called "business committee" of local politicians and 'Ndrangheta groups.[3] In March 2001, he received another life sentence.[4]

He is currently in jail. His nephew Diego Rosmini, known as junior (he was born in 1955), took over the leadership of the clan.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d (Italian) Sentenza procedimento penale Olimpia Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Tribunale di Reggio Calabria, January 19, 1999
  2. ^ (Italian) Gratteri & Nicaso, Fratelli di Sangue, pp. 65-68
  3. ^ Italian politicians implicated in Mafia murder, The Independent, December 7, 1992
  4. ^ (Italian) Mafia, Matacena (Fi) condannato a 5 anni, La Repubblica, March 13, 2001