News - 17 Ottobre 2018 The State-Mafia Negotiation: The Italian Republic, Prosecuted and Found Guilty “Il Patto Sporco” is the story of one of the most important events in Italian history and makes us reflect on the established judicial truth. At its center a young trainee of Falcone and Borsellino, today the Anti-mafia Magistrate Nino Di Matteo. The book’s co-author Saverio Lodato in this interview explains what happened. “No other criminal phenomenon in the world has lasted for 150 years. In a century and a half regimes and ideologies have fallen; communism and fascism have fallen. We have witnessed epochal changes in every field. But the mafia still exists”.