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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, September 7, 2006

FBI to Crack 'Da Bernardo Code'

FBI code-breaking experts are helping Italian investigators to determine whether a Bible found on the Mafia’s "boss of bosses" Bernardo Provenzano, hides a secret code.  Bernardo, who spent 43 years on the run, had underlined passages in his personal copy of the Bible that he was found with during his April arrest. Investigators believe that deciphering any encoded messages in these passages could hold the key to other encoded messages found at his rural hideout in Corleone, the Italian city made famous by the Godfather movies. Full story... [Michele Berry]

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