The prosecutors of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) have remanded Thursday morning, for 24 hours, Italian citizen Nicola Inquieto, 43, who has numerous businesses in Romania, on charges of money laundering and association for the purpose of committing mafia-style crimes.
Nicola Inquieto is detained as a result of a European arrest warrant issued by the Anti-mafia Directorate with the Naples Prosecutor’s Office, adevarul.ro reports.
At the same time, Nicola Inquieto’s brother Giuseppe has been detained in Italy.
According to Italian prosecutors, the two brothers belong to the Casalese mafia clan and, in particular, to the faction of Michele Zagara.
Nicola Inquieto, who is living for many years in Pitesti, has built hundreds of apartments through his companies and owns the most modern spa in Arges County. His businesses are valued at several million euros.
Judicial sources have confirmed that Nicola Inquieto has been laundering money for the Italian mafia. The two brothers are accused of serious crimes: participation and association with mafia-type offenses. The investigations were conducted for two years and were carried out by the authorities in Romania and Italy in cooperation with Interpol.
Romanian and Italian prosecutors have collected hundreds of phone and environmental recordings and thousands of bank documents. The prosecutors have seized 400 apartments in Pitesti belonging to Nicola Inquieto’s companies.
The Italian investigators have identified numerous buildings owned by Nicola Inquieto in Romania, the same source reads.