Mario Fabbrocino

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Mario Fabbrocino
Born(1943-01-05)January 5, 1943
DiedApril 23, 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 76)
Other names'O Gravunaro
Known forMurder; drug trafficking; Mafia association
Criminal statusDeceased
(imprisoned since 2005)
AllegianceFabbrocino clan / Camorra

Mario Fabbrocino (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo fabbroˈtʃiːno]; January 5, 1943 – April 23, 2019) was a powerful Italian crime boss of the Camorra – the Neapolitan mafia.


Mario Fabbrocino was the leader of the Fabbrocino clan, based in the Vesuvius area, with its sphere of influence around Nola, Ottaviano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, San Gennaro Vesuviano. He was nicknamed 'o gravunaro ("the charcoal burner").[1]

He was one of the leaders of the Nuova Famiglia, created in the 1980s to face the rising power of Raffaele Cutolo's Nuova Camorra Organizzata. The feud with Cutolo intensified, when Cutolo ordered the killing of Fabbrocino’s brother Francesco.[2] Fabbrocino later avenged his brothers death by ordering the murder of Cutolo's only son, Roberto, on December 19, 1990.[3][4]

On the run since 1988, he was among the most wanted fugitives of Italy for a murder in 1982. He was arrested in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 3, 1997.[5] After a long legal battle, he was extradited to Italy in March 2001.

He was released in July 2002 because the legal term for preventive custody had expired. However, he received an arrest warrant for cocaine trafficking and was arrested again.[6] Fabbrocino was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in January 2003. He was released in August 2004, because he had served in his prison term (the time he had spent in jail in Argentina waiting for extradition was included).[7]

He was sentenced to life on April 13, 2005, for the killing of Roberto Cutolo[8][9] (b. 1962 ; the son of Raffaele Cutolo and historical enemy of Fabbrocino) on December 19, 1990, in Tradate.[10] He became a fugitive once more. On August 15, 2005, he was arrested again in his home in San Giuseppe Vesuviano.[1][5][11]

On April 23, 2019, Fabbrocino died in the hospital of the Parma prison, where he was serving a life sentence.[12]

On April 28, 2019 he was buried in the cemetery of Ottaviano, his native city, with a brief private ceremony after the public funeral had been denied by the State.[13]


  1. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Relazione Dia 2° semestre 2005 Archived 2010-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish) Cayó un capo de la camorra, Clarín, September 4, 1997
  3. ^ "Preso Mario Fabbrocino. Ordinò l'omicidio di Roberto Cutolo a Tradate". VareseNews (in Italian). 16 August 2005. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  4. ^ De Stefano, Bruno (March 7, 2011). I boss della camorra (in Italian). Rome. Italy: Newton Compton Editori. p. 205. ISBN 9788854123328. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Camorra, il boss Fabbrocino tradito dai maccheroni al ragù, La Repubblica, August 15, 2005
  6. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Torna in carcere il boss Mario Fabbrocino, RaiNews, July 9, 2002
  7. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Fabbrocino, il boss che uccise il figlio di Cutolo[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) L'hanno ucciso per il suo cognome, La Repubblica, December 21, 1990
  9. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Omicidio Cutolo si cerca il bassista, La Repubblica, December 22, 1990
  10. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Preso Mario Fabbrocino. Ordinò l'omicidio di Roberto Cutolo a Tradate, Varese News, August 16, 2005
  11. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Italian) Preso boss della camorra, Il Giornale, August 15, 2005
  12. ^ "Camorra: morto Fabbrocino, il boss rivale storico di Cutolo". Il Mattino. April 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Il boss Fabbrocino sepolto senza funerale nello stesso cimitero di Cutolo jr". April 29, 2019.