Camorra bosses asked for murder of politician who 'cheated' them, DDA says

The four men who shot Tommasino have already been convicted

 ROME — Fifteen years after Campania councilman Gino Tommasino was shot dead in his car, the Naples anti-Mafia directorate (DDA) has charged two members of the Camorra top brass with ordering his murder. 

 New testimony from Camorra turncoats led the DDA to bosses Sergio Mosca and Vincenzo D’Alessandro, both of whom have already been convicted of leadership activity in the Camorra's D’Alessandro clan.  

 Among the turncoats were two of the four men currently serving prison time for firing the 13 gunshots which killed Tommasino on Feb. 3, 2009, as he drove with his son, then 15, through Castellamare di Stabia, a commune 30 kilometres from central Naples. 

 Tommasino was serving as a a PD councilor in Castellamare di Stabia at the time of his death. He “had become politically important thanks to the support of the D’Alessandro clan,” judicial sources say that Salvatore Belviso, one of the killer-turned-collaborators, told them. 

But Tommasino “had not fulfilled his commitments to the clan,” Belviso said. So, he said, an assassination order “came from Sergio Mosca directly to me.”

 Catello Romano, another Cammorra turncoat, told investigators that Tommasino’s name was on a list of “priority” assassination targets for the D’Alessandro clan between late 2008 and 2009. The men on the list, judicial sources say Romano told them, had “cheated” the D’Alessandro. “For reasons of revenge, they did not deserve to live.”