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” underneath home arrest however there have been protests and he might not be let loose.
A parole board must 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 “struggle 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 relations 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 newborn bonus is an allowance paid to poor households in Italy – €160 (£140; $180) a month for these with earnings not exceeding €7,000 a 12 months, and €80 a month for these incomes not more than €25,000.
The Corleone authorities mentioned 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 ebook, known as Riina Household Life.
Some Italians expressed outrage on the courtroom ruling on Toto Riina, which might transfer him to accommodate arrest, like another terminally in poor health prisoner.
Salvatore Borsellino, brother of the murdered choose, mentioned: “The courtroom ought to have remembered that the individual earlier than them is identical one who blew to bits servants of the state…”