The call that would change everything came late in the evening of January 8, 1997. The anonymous caller asked to speak to Filippo Ninni, the head of police for the Italian region of Lombardia, and demanded a meeting. The caller did not want to say too much over the phone: “I’m going to say just one name: Gucci.”
Ninni was one of the main detectives of what had seemed destined to become yet another unresolved Italian mystery: the assassination of Maurizio Gucci, scion to and once head of the eponymous fashion house.
Two years earlier, on the morning of March 27, 1995, Gucci was fatally shot by an unknown gunman as he entered the building where he worked on via Palestro 20 in Milan—a stone’s throw from the city’s fashion district. Various lines of investigations—Had Gucci been embroiled in shady transactions? Had there being a rupture within the family, infamous for its history of internal feuds?—led nowhere.
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