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Italian police successfully used Facebook to track down a Mafia suspect. Pasquale Manfredi, 33, who reportedly calls himself Scarface and allegedly runs the 'Ndrangheta mafia, was captured in Calabria using intelligence gleaned from the social networking site. Manfredi, who used the alias Georgie on Facebook, is suspected of …


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  1. Winkypop Silver badge

    More proof that Facebookers are just...


    What a shmuck!

    1. Jamie Jones Silver badge

      shut up

      Facebook is a great way to keep up with my real life friends when organising nights out, or keeping in touch when away.

      If you had friends, you would realise that.

      You're the idiot

  2. Studley


    he sleeps with the phishers?

  3. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    "Say hello to my little Friends Reunited"

    "Scarface has thrown a horse's head at you", etc.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Thanks for that.

      That's all.

  4. lglethal Silver badge

    Fair play

    Using a bazooka to assassinate someone is a lot more imaginative then the usual drive by shooting... marks for style... negative marks for collaterol damage and massive negative marks for being so stupid as to have position identifying information on a social networking site!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      From what I heard of the story they traced him from the IP address he was using, not from there being any position identifying information out there. He probably wasn't tech savvy enough to realise that he could be traced by his IP address.

  5. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

    Did he play...

    ...Mafia Wars?

    1. Bill Neal
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      he must have been a shooter fan as well

  6. Paul 75

    Are you sure he wasn't using...

  7. Sacha TF Padovani


    He was know by the other Clan bosses as "The bazookist", since he had to use one such thing to off another rival boss, who had the sense of going around in a fully armoured car. So, at least, the guy knows how to do his work.

  8. Rik F

    Lesson to be learned

    He should have used one of those apps that tells him who has been checking his profile...

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