Foreign News: The Big Mouth

Up to three years ago, swart young Gaspare Pisciotta was the close friend and trusted lieutenant of Sicily's most notorious bandit chieftain, Salvatore Giuliano (TIME, July 17, 1950 et seq.). Thanks to the unremitting efforts of Mario Scelba, who was then Italy's Interior Minister, Giuliano was killed and Pisciotta captured. At his trial, the boastful bandit lieutenant proudly admitted that it was he who had told the police where to find Giuliano, that it was he and not the police who fired the fatal bullet into the bandit's body. The confession earned him no forgiveness for his other crimes; he was...

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