Gianni Versace Murdered Over Mafia Debt Claims Ex-Mobster
Reports The Telegraph:
In the book Metastasi, [Guiseppe] Di Bella alleges that Versace was being used by Godfather Paolo De Stefano to launder money."We have opened a file into what Di Bella says -- he is an informer and his information in the past has always proved correct," says a member of Rome's anit-mafia department.
Di Bella told investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi:"There were rivers of money from drugs, extortion, protection rackets, loan sharking, mountains of money and it had to be made clean.
"Bars, restaurants, property and luxury goods were used but also clean businesses like that of Versace."
The report doesn't offer any information into how the crime family had any connection to Cunanan, which would be a piece of information so stunning we have a hard time believing it's true.
The Versace family has issued a denial that the business had mafia connections.
"The declarations from the informer are false and shameful," read the statement. "We reserve the right to protect the memory and reputation of Gianni Versace in court."