Italian Parliament's Postman Revealed To Be A Coke-Dealing Mobster

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It's perhaps not the most shocking headline given the circumstances but as Bloomberg reports via DPA, the man in charge of handling the correspondence at Italy's upper house of parliament was arrested Tuesday by police on drug charges. While there is no suggestion he peddled his drugs inside the senate, it seems mild-mannered Orlando Ranaldi who managed the Senate's post office by day, was a Tony Montoya-like 'Italo-Albanian' gang-member cocaine-dealer by night. We are sure Monti will just let this 'blow' over, but from now on - any unusual white powder found in envelopes may not be sniffed at like it was in the past.


Via Bloomberg:

Rome (DPA) -- The man in charge of handling the correspondence at Italy's upper house of parliament was arrested Tuesday by police on drug charges.


Orlando Ranaldi, 53, is the manager of the Senate's post office. But outside of normal office hours he doubled up as a cocaine dealer in the suburbs south of Rome, investigators said.


There is no suggestion that he also peddled drugs inside the Senate.


Ranaldi is accused of being part of an Italo-Albanian gang. Nine other people - three from Albania and seven from Italy - were arrested in the same police operation, including a traffic police officer and a bus driver.


"We are amazed, even if he is not an employee of the Senate: he was sent by the post company to work here," said Paolo Franco of the Northern League, one of three senators who are responsible for administrative affairs within the institution.

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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:24 | 2827994 DrDinkus
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This explains all the children that resemble Mr. Ranaldi throughout Italy....

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:34 | 2828037 Precious
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No suggestion that he peddled coke in the parliment.  JUST THE FUCKING OBVIOUS CONCLUSION.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:47 | 2828086 GetZeeGold
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Chumwagon rides again.....Italian style.



Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:47 | 2828107 DoChenRollingBearing
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Why am I not surprised...?  Italy is corrupt frpm top to bottom (see my quote from a recent thread for more details)

A Swiss cop told me (years ago) that the Albanian Mafia was the worst in his country.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:48 | 2828117 GetZeeGold
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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:56 | 2828156 HoofHearted
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If that is the dude, he really looks like Gary Busey or Nick Nolte. And if not, then we've probably just fingered one of the bigger recipients of the coke.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:07 | 2828202 GetZeeGold
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Are you going to stick with Busey.....or bet it all on Nolte?


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:09 | 2828208 Bay of Pigs
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Mickey Rourke

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:42 | 2828361 Ahmeexnal
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MONTANA,  it's Tony MONTANA, not Montoya.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:09 | 2828203 GetZeeGold
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oops.....double post....maybe it's both/


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:10 | 2828213 PiratePawpaw
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I'll take Gary Busey for $1000

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:44 | 2828095 Dr. Richard Head
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Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:50 | 2828125 BaBaBouy
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Huh Funny, Mob #1 Has A Mob #2 Postmaster ...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:33 | 2828038 Clueless Economist
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Looks like he samples his own product...dude looks wired to the gills.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:47 | 2828111 Skateboarder
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That's Gary Busey fools...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:54 | 2828410 aint no fortuna...
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hey, the obvious ain't exactly what you'd expect from krugman... now if this guy was examining entrails, it'd be a different story

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:56 | 2828155 Cash2Riches
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:56 | 2828157 Cash2Riches
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:41 | 2828350 LeonardoFibonacci
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Looks like Gary Busey the actor.  Actually Busey looks like this all the time especially  when he doesn't go to his AA meetings.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:41 | 2828353 LeonardoFibonacci
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Looks like Gary Busey the actor.  Actually Busey looks like this all the time especially  when he doesn't go to his AA meetings.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:23 | 2827996 MsCreant
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There is no difference between the mob and the political system and the central banking system. Once we get that in our heads, we can make some real progress.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:29 | 2828025 RSloane
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In Naples, the Camorra is far more efficient than the political system. Don't insult them nilly-willy!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:23 | 2827997 Squid Vicious
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was wondering where Nick Nolte ended up...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:24 | 2828001 Super Marco
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Say hello to Monti's little friend!!!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:26 | 2828013 RSloane
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Gosh, and he looks so...alert!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:42 | 2828085 americanspirit
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It's the espresso they serve in the lobby - helps keep all those busy legislators alert while doing the people's business. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:27 | 2828014 Unprepared
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This was a warning message from Berlusconi.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:27 | 2828018 notadouche
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Who the hell is "Tony Montoya?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:32 | 2828036 autonomos
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:49 | 2828124 GetZeeGold
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Say hello to my little friend!


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:34 | 2828042 Clueless Economist
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Some Hollywood actor I think...don't follow those scum too closely.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:02 | 2828187 pods
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He is Inigo Montoya's brother.

Prepare to die.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:33 | 2828307 WhiteHose
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LMFAO!!!! Spit coffee all over my screen!!!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:28 | 2828019 Ralph Spoilsport
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Can we get the USPS carriers to sell coke along with stamps? Might make them profitable for a change.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:30 | 2828028 PUD
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"blow"back bitchez

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:40 | 2828040 LouisDega
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Hey now, You cant outsmart me.. Thats Gary Busey


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:34 | 2828041 whoopsing
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" Nine other people-  three from Albainia and seven from italy".............Who fuckin does the math over there ?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:05 | 2828193 Bam_Man
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Yogi Berra? ("90% of this game is mental. The other half is skill")

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:53 | 2828684 tonyw
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Yeah, but some of them just ain't real people, not like us folks.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:35 | 2828047 caimen garou
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Mr. Post nasal drip man, it's just allergies!sniff,sniff,snort.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:39 | 2828068 MayIMommaDogFac...
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I thought coke dealers made enough to not need a second job!?!?!?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:02 | 2828185 caimen garou
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most likely a user that had a little bit on him and the police calculated a street value of 10,000 euro therefore he is a coke dealing mobster

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:46 | 2828069 Dr. Engali
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I am Tony killed my father prepare to die!.. I am Tony Montoya you killed my father..prepare to die!     I AM TONY MONTOYA YOU KILLED MY FATHER PREPARE TO DIE!


Stop Saying that!


Edit...if you're not the father of two little girls you chances are you won't get it.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:18 | 2828236 GetZeeGold
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It's not's iocane powder.


The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right... and who is dead.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:43 | 2828368 ParkAveFlasher
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Edit...if you're not the father of two little girls you chances are you won't get it.

Lemme esplain.  No, No time, lemme sum up.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:41 | 2828080 giggler123
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I think you'll find out he's not Italian, ;)

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:43 | 2828091 americanspirit
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Silvio got him the gig - loves showing Gary Busey flicks at his Bunga Bunga parties

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:43 | 2828088 Bam_Man
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This is news? Maybe outside Italy, but certainly not inside. This is a country that has elected porn stars ("Chicciolina") to serve in its Parliament. BTW, she was known for giving speeches with one of her breasts exposed. Italian politics is not like our politics.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:47 | 2828099 alien-IQ
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If I had to choose between a coke dealing mobster or a nation destroying's kind of a no brainer.

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