The (Blackfriars) bridge became internationally notorious in June 1982, when the body of Roberto Calvi, a former chairman of Italy's largest private bank, was found hanging from one of its arches with five bricks and around $14,000 (£8,700) in three different currencies in his pockets. Calvi's death was initially treated as suicide, but he was on the run from Italy accused of embezzlement and in 2002 forensic experts concluded that he had been murdered by the Mafia, to whom he was indebted. In 2005, five suspected members of the Mafia were tried in a Rome court for Calvi's murder, but all were acquitted in June 2007 for lack of evidence.
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Just a bit of interesting history that I found recently!
Oct 16, 2012 4:41:24 pmby neiwil Homepage »
I remember the case well, a sober warning for all....don't steal the Godfathers bricks.....Sorry! it took a long time to conclude what many suspected right from the start....aquitted thru lack of evidence....now there's a surprise ;-)
Nice sharp detail in this Clive, even the underside...well done mate...