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A view of a specially constructed bunker for the first hearing of a maxi-trial against more than 300 defendants of the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, near the Calabrian town of Lamezia Terme, southern Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. A maxi-trial opened Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the world's richest criminal organization that quietly amassed power in Italy as the Sicilian Mafia lost its influence. (Valeria Ferraro/LaPresse via AP)

Italy puts over 320 on trial for 'ndrangheta mob ties

Jan. 13, 2021 9:48 AM EST

LAMEZIA TERME, Italy (AP) — A trial with more than 320 defendants began Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the world's richest criminal organization that quietly amassed power as the Sicilian Mafia lost influence. Expected to take at least a year, the trial...