Alleged mob member arrested after nearly two weeks on the run.
By Evan Kowalski | November 18th, 2018
Yesterday evening, one of the most wanted men of Los Santos was arrested for kidnapping charges at Delaney's Pub, located in Market. Impressive means were deployed to catch the alleged Italian-American mobster Arthur Boteli (Also known as "Crazy Artie
" due to his reputation) a dangerous suspect on the run since nearly two weeks, who was presumably meeting business partners inside, casually showing himself in social places attended by the worst criminals of the city, and under high police surveillance. Despite the fact that Boteli was switching stashes every other day and driving multiples unregistered vehicles, the mobster couldn't stop himself from being present at important criminal meetings and venues.
Boteli, identified by the Department of Justice as an active mob member, was on the run after escaping a hostage situation in Fort Carson (Bone County), trading the life of one of his two hostages to flee the situation with his associate in crime. The two victims were college students, kidnapped by Boteli who is presumably running a human trafficking ring based in San Andreas. "[...] They were about to sell us as sex slaves"
Stated the rescaped lady to the Police, who found her dead a couple of days later, during daylight on Galloway Street, Market. Same fatal end for the last hostage carried by the two criminals during their escape, whose body was found dead near by a Red County farmland a few days following the situation... Without any witness able to testify regarding eventual human trafficking and forced sex labor charges, Boteli found himself throwed behind bars for possession of an unlicensed firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.
Described as a "cold bloody killer ready to commit the worst for money" by the judge, Boteli settled in Los Santos a few years ago and made himself a name with his food truck company "Artie's Hot Dogs". Claiming himself as a legit business man without any ties to the mob, who managed to buy a bar after the successful deal pulled for the sale of his food truck company. Owner of the Tropicana, a small social club located on Dupont Street (Marina), the mobster is actually suspected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for several crimes such as drug, weapon and human trafficking, forced sex labor but also racketeering, illegal Bookkeeping and money laundering. Presumably running a small criminal enterprise from his district of Marina, West Los Santos, and operating in the whole state of San Andreas through a well established network of crime associates and business partners.
This is with the highest security precautions that Boteli has been escorted back to San Anne, where he already served a small sentence in the past, busted over possesion of an unlicensed firearm and evading, then released on parole. In fact Boteli was already suspected previously for the murder of Anthony "Tony" Vatelli, alleged member of Boteli's own crew who decided to colaborate with the Los Santos Police Department when facing a 25-to-65 years in prison, but found dead in a Dillimore's alleyway before the investigators had enough time to progress with Vatelli's help, to the delight of Boteli and associates. It is yet unclear how many years the mobster is about to serve in prison, as testimonials from living witnesses against his person are non-existent.
Los Santos County Sheriff's Department motorcarde carrying Boteli to San Andreas Correctional Facility