Attilio Cubeddu

Victims Unknown
Born (1947-03-02) 2 March 1947 (age 74)
Died Unknown
Known for Anonima sarda
Criminal penalty Unknown


Attilio Cubeddu (Italian pronunciation: [atˈtiːljo kuˈbɛddu], Sardinian: [kuˈβeɖːu]; born 2 March 1947) is a criminal from Sardinia who was a member of Anonima sarda, a term used for bandits engaged in various kinds of crime in the island, in particular kidnapping, from the 1960s onward. Since 1997, he is on the "List of most wanted fugitives in Italy" of the ministry of the Interior, since he left the prison of Badu 'e Carros in Nuoro, where he was detained for murder, serious injury and kidnapping. In 1998 investigations were extended internationally for his extradition.


Born in Arzana, in the now Province of Ogliastra (Sardinia), he was known from an early age to the police for his criminal record. He took part in the kidnappings of Cristina Peruzzi in Montepulciano in 1981, and Ludovica Rangoni Macchiavelli and Patrizia Bauer in Bologna in 1983. He was arrested in April 1984 in Riccione and sentenced to 30 years in prison. In prison he behaved like a model prisoner, obtaining numerous premium leave permits. During one of these permits, granted in January 1997, he did not return to prison and went into hiding.

He subsequently was involved in the kidnapping in June 1997 of Giuseppe Soffiantini, a textile entrepreneur from Brescia (he was the guardian of the hostage) and the murder of the policeman Samuele Donatoni, crimes for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment and 30 years respectively in 2002. He was strongly suspected for the abduction of Silvia Melis in 1997, although he was never formally charged.

It cannot be excluded that he may be dead, perhaps killed by Giovanni Farina, an accomplice in the kidnapping of Soffiantini, for not dividing the US$5 million ransom money that was paid in February 1998. However, in June 2012, L'Unione Sarda reported that he was seen in the Gennargentu mountains on Sardinia. According to investigators, the fugitive may enjoy the protection of family and friends.

He is not considered a protagonist of the Anonima sarda, but rather a low-level accomplice, without the revolutionary instinct or separatist claims of his partner in many raids, Giovanni Farina.