A court employee pushes a cart with legal files into Rome's criminal court on November 5, 2015, on the opening day of the Mafia Capitale trial, a case related to the alleged infiltration of City Hall by a mafia network. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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A one-eyed former neo-fascist gangster and 45 other defendants went on trial Thursday accused of running a mafia crime ring in Rome that skimmed millions of euros off city hall contracts.Massimo Carminati, a one-time member of Rome's notorious far-right Magliana Gang, and his sidekick Salvatore Buzzi, a convicted murderer, are accused of running the operation, which prosecutors say represented a new type of mafia in Italy.Police say it operated like a mafia clan, but independently of established southern mafias such as Sicily's Cosa Nostra, the 'Ndrangheta in Calabria and Camorra in Naples.Prosecutors allege that mobsters flourished in Rome following the 2008 election of right-wing Mayor Gianni Alemanno, who is under investigation for graft, but does not face any mafia-related charges and is not involved in this trial.
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