Sicilian authorities have refused to pay Italy’s “child bonus” to the youngest daughter of jailed Mafia boss Toto Riina, 36-year-old Lucia.
A painter, Lucia lives in Corleone and gave beginning earlier this month.
Salvatore “Toto” Riina, former boss of the infamous Cosa Nostra, was jailed in 1993 and now has terminal most cancers.
Italy’s high courtroom dominated this month that he had a proper to “die with dignity” below home arrest however there have been protests and he might not be set free.
A parole board should resolve within the northern metropolis of Bologna, the place 86-year-old Riina is in jail for his function in dozens of Cosa Nostra murders.
Two anti-Mafia judges – Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino – had been killed in 1992, in Riina’s “warfare in opposition to the state”.
Corleone was the hometown of the fictional “Godfather” in Francis Ford Coppola’s blockbuster movies.
Lucia and her mom are the one Riina members of the family nonetheless residing within the city, which is run by particular commissioners as a result of the earlier administration was discovered to have Mafia connections.
The child bonus is an allowance paid to poor households in Italy – €160 (£140; $180) a month for these with revenue not exceeding €7,000 a 12 months, and €80 a month for these incomes not more than €25,000.
The Corleone authorities stated Lucia had put in an incomplete declare for the bonus. Her husband Vincenzo Bellomo had submitted a brand new declare, however the deadline had expired.
The month-to-month allowance covers a child’s first three years.
Toto Riina has one other daughter, Maria, who lives within the southern Puglia area.
His son Giovanni is doing a life sentence in jail, and his different son, Salvo, is confined by regulation to Padua. Salvo wrote a controversial e-book, referred to as Riina Household Life.
Some Italians expressed outrage on the courtroom ruling on Toto Riina, which may transfer him to deal with arrest, like some other terminally unwell prisoner.
Salvatore Borsellino, brother of the murdered choose, stated: “The courtroom ought to have remembered that the particular person earlier than them is similar one who blew to bits servants of the state…”