POZALLO, It - Cops called Aldo Gionta the “poet boss.”
The son of infamous mobster Valentino Gionta, Aldo got his nickname by dressing in women’s clothes, so he wouldn’t be recognized by agents looking for him.
When he was nabbed, Gionta was wearing a less flamboyant T-shirt and large sunglasses, prompting an officer to say, "mobsters aren't what they used to be."
Gionta rose to power while his father was in prison. During that time, he aligned the drug and extortion arms of his Camorra crime syndicate with the Cosa Nostra group in Italy. The Telegraph says Gionta’s nickname comes from a reported eloquence he is said to possess.
The site says the boss once wrote to his son advising that he "learn to shoot with a machine gun, shotgun and Kalashnikov."
Gionta was taken into custody as he waited to board a ferry from Pozzallo, Sicily, to Malta.