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Psihala 05 October 2018 12:10 PM

Ex-Mafia hitman sues after TV show reveals his past to daughter
 
A former Mafia hitman is suing a TV network after his teenage daughter learned of his bloody past through one of its shows.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/e...s-past-n916561

ChasFink 05 October 2018 02:16 PM

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Di Filippo became an informant for the Italian police after being arrested in 1995. In return for collaborating, he entered the witness protection program and was given a new identity.
So he has a "new identity" with not only the same name, but also enough identifying characteristics that his daughter could readily identify a portrayal of his former life on a TV show? I think he should be suing the witness protection program.

Beachlife! 05 October 2018 02:52 PM

The witness protection program isn't permanently maintained. He would have been free to go back to his own name at any time.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 05 October 2018 03:40 PM

Beachlife! you're thinking of the United States version of witness protection. This man is in Italy. The program may differ.

Seaboe

Richard W 05 October 2018 04:27 PM

Maybe he told his daughter that he used to be a gangster (with a different name?) but he was a nice friendly gangster who just made tea and sandwiches for the other gangsters and delivered shopping to their grannies if they were too busy gangstering to do it themselves. It sounds more that he's upset that the program alleged he'd killed 20 people, rather than just the 4 he'd officially admitted to, and she found that out from the TV. Or maybe she'd reconciled herself to the 4 murders but was upset about the other 16?


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