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Mobster caught by tracing lottery ticket

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A notorious Italian mobster who dodged justice for 20 years was reportedly finally under lock and key overnight after he was traced via a lottery ticket.

Convicted double killer Riccardo Piras went on the run in the late 1980s before he could be locked up for life for the brutal murders of two drug dealers.

One victim's corpse was reportedly dissolved in acid, while the other was tossed on a garbage dump as a chilling warning to rival gangs.

Piras, 59, evaded capture for two decades but was finally undone by his "passion" for gambling, Italian police said.

Authorities identified the villain's handwriting on a lottery ticket bought on his native island of Sardinia, ANSA reported.

They traced the ticket back to a bar — and nabbed Piras as he popped back to buy another batch on Tuesday night, the Italian news agency said.

Herald Sun

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: December 9, 2010, 8:10 am - IP Logged

Ricky should have lost those numbers.LOL   bye bye Ricky.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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    Posted: December 9, 2010, 8:15 am - IP Logged

    Gambling became his undoing, at least justice can be done for the victims he murdered with no remorse, hope he enjoys his prison life

      time*treat's avatar - radar

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      Posted: December 9, 2010, 10:47 am - IP Logged

      Ricky should have lost those numbers.LOL   bye bye Ricky.

      Oh, you are just bad. Smile

      In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
      Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

        truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure
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        Posted: December 9, 2010, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

        Sez he murdered 2 drug dealers - seems like he did a public service.  Wink


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          Posted: December 9, 2010, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

          Sez he murdered 2 drug dealers - seems like he did a public service.  Wink

          See Ya!Remember the judge and jury, not to mention the courts.Patriot

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            Posted: December 10, 2010, 12:11 am - IP Logged

            This guy sure seems to be an asset for some high level law enforcement there in Italy to me.  No way he stays on the lam that long in Italy.  Either the cops or friends of his victums would have gotten him by now if he weren't protected all along.  Sort of reminds me of that Whitey Bulger character up in Boston that was protected by the FBI for about 35 years or so.

            Be sassy and be happy.

              sully16's avatar - sharan
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              Posted: December 10, 2010, 8:51 am - IP Logged

              Oh, you are just bad. Smile

              heheheheLOL I know.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

                HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                Posted: December 10, 2010, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                Ah, yet again ... working as a mobster, pimp, and/or drug dealer is a poor business, ethical, moral, and physical decision.

                Smash

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                Disney

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                  Posted: December 11, 2010, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                  I feel sorry for him ! he could not have been arrested!...it's very disturbing to be tracked by the cops while playing the lottery-this  will discourage other lottery players from playing the lottery.

                  I Agree!

                  There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

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                    Posted: December 11, 2010, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                    He went out a winner??..

                                                                              Pure luck

                      sully16's avatar - sharan
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                      Posted: December 12, 2010, 7:50 am - IP Logged

                      He went out a winner??..

                      got plenty of cash for the prison gift-shop.Big Grin

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

                                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                        Posted: December 12, 2010, 8:45 am - IP Logged

                        He went out a winner??..

                        The Winner by Bobby Bare

                        So I stumbled from that barroom not so tall and not so proud
                        And behind me I still hear the hoots of laughter of the crowd
                        But my eyes still see and my nose still works and my teeth are still in my mouth
                        And you know I guess that makes me the winner.

                        (The Winner by Bobby Bare)

                          sully16's avatar - sharan
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                          Posted: December 15, 2010, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                          I feel sorry for him ! he could not have been arrested!...it's very disturbing to be tracked by the cops while playing the lottery-this  will discourage other lottery players from playing the lottery.

                          no it will not discourage honest people from playing the lottery. I never feel sorry for career criminals.

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

                                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"