Prosecutor Antonino Di Matteo waits for the reading of the sentence at the end of a historic mafia case on Friday in which mob bosses and former high-ranking Italian state officials were convicted of holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s, undermining the state. Photo: Reuters

In historic ruling, court finds Italian government negotiated with the mafia

The secret talks followed a wave of murders and bombings in the 1990s

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Prosecutor Antonino Di Matteo waits for the reading of the sentence at the end of a historic mafia case on Friday in which mob bosses and former high-ranking Italian state officials were convicted of holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s, undermining the state. Photo: Reuters
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