Newly Elected Far-Right Italian Minister Has Links to Mafia Crime Organization

Matteo Salvini's campaign was backed by a politician who was "sponsored" by a ruling mafia clan.

Matteo Salvini, a far-right minister and the head of the League party, recently won a general election in Calabria…

Salvini was backed by Giuseppe Scopelliti, the former mayor of Reggio Calabria. Scopelleti was arrested before the election and charged with forging documents during his term as mayor. The former mayor was accused of being “sponsored” by a ruling clan of the ‘Ndangheta, and it is suspected the criminal clan played a “crucial role” in the Scopelliti’s political career.