"Prosecutors allege that Mangano was the man Bontade provided to guard the tycoon and his family, thus sending a signal to the other clans that Berlusconi was under the direct protection of the mafia. Berlusconi and Dell'Utri both claim they did not know that Mangano was a criminal. However, he was arrested twice while working for Berlusconi.
"Mangano was already a convicted criminal when Berlusconi took him in," said Gozzo."Â Â Â Â