On This Day in 2000 Tommaso Buscetta Died, Aged 71

Tommaso Buscetta

On this day in 2000 Tommaso Buscetta died of cancer at the age of 71. He was said to be one of the first mob bosses to turn informant, when he was under interrogation by the late Giovanni Falcone. Buscetta, a Sicilian based mobster was the main star of the Maxi Trial and with his help 350 Mafia members were sent to prison.