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Who would have known? Street of the 40 Thieves” in the fictional Italian city of “Ali Babba”.

05/07/2021

Antonio Righi, or “Tonino The Blond,” was sentenced for money laundering and his ties with the Camorra organized crime group in 2017.  He was also shown to be a director was Magnolia Fundaction UK, registered to an address in Soho’s Broadwick Street.

Its documents cite as a director a man with the surname

  • “Il Ladro di Galline”, which translates as “The Chicken Thief”.
  • He declares his occupation as “fraudster”, using the Italian word “truffatore”.

Among Magnolia’s directors is a nominee company called Banda Bassotti —

  • The Italian name for the Beagle Boys gang of crooks in the Donald Duck cartoons.

Banda Bassotti’s address, also in Italian, translates as

  • “0, Street of the 40 Thieves” in the fictional Italian city of “Ali Babba”.

Banda Bassotti — the gangsters in Donald Duck

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