Public prosecutor in Rome since March 2012, he has served as a magistrate since 1974. The early part of his career was dedicated entirely to working on enquiries into general government. He was lower court judge at Caltanissetta, before being nominated investigating magistrate in Palermo where, in 2000, he was appointed deputy public prosecutor. In Palermo he worked for the Antimafia District Directorate, helping to capture some of the most dangerous organized criminals in Italy. In 2008 he was nominated chief prosecutor by the CSM of Reggio Calabria in a period marked by attacks and threats from Calabrian gangs. Here he oversaw investigations into the clans of Reggio Calabria and the province, which led to the identification of a unitary clan structure belonging to the ‘ndrangheta calabrese and capable of infiltrating the economic and social fabric of several regions in the North. He is the author of Il contagio. Come la ’ndrangheta ha infettato l’Italia (with M. Prestipino, ed. G. Savatteri), Laterza (2012).