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Justice official to compare notes with Italians on organized crime

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Justice Department correspondent Jerry Markon:

The 1992 assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone, Italy's leading Mafia investigator, galvanized the fight against international organized crime and made him a hero to prosecutors and FBI agents in the United States.
This weekend, a top U.S. Justice Department official will be in Italy to speak at an annual ceremony commemorating Falcone's life -- and to compare notes with Italian prosecutors who are leading today's fight against organized crime.
Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, who oversees the department's Criminal Division, said he was making the trip because Falcone -- who was killed in a car bombing on a highway outside Palermo, Sicily -- "clearly was a great hero."

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By Ed O'Keefe  | May 21, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
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