Former Stirling mayor Tony Vallelonga met two of the most senior figures in the Calabrian mafia when he travelled to Italy in 2009, Italian police have claimed in their report into the notorious 'Ndrangheta.
The Italian police brief, obtained by The West Australian, claims Mr Vallelonga met Siderno boss Giuseppe Commisso and his lieutenant Carmelo Muia "outdoors" on August 21, 2009.
Only part of their conversation has been included in the document, but in an earlier section of the brief, police claim the men had also discussed "certain 'Ndrangheta situations" earlier.
Mr Commisso, the manager of the Ape Green Laundromat, has been accused of holding discussions with several mafiosi as part of the 'Ndrangheta's continuing involvement in money laundering, racketeering, drugs and arms trafficking and money laundering.
Mr Vallelonga said on Tuesday night he "would have" met Mr Commisso, but would not have discussed anything illegal.
He said he met hundreds of people while overseas, all of whom had been hospitable. He said he had been welcomed in Calabria and had welcomed many Italians, Americans and Canadians to WA during his years as the mayor of Stirling.
The police brief includes the transcript of one alleged conversation between Mr Vallelonga and Mr Commisso in which they discussed the involvement in 'Ndrangheta of a man named Giovanni Vallelonga.
Mr Commisso said he had been involved in a ceremony at the home of gangster Rocco Aquino at which Giovanni Vallelonga was made The Godfather of the Italian town of Serra San Bruno.
The local police have included in their brief the details of a discussion between Mr Commisso and another mafiosi - Vittorio Barranca - about whether Giovanni Vallelonga was a mole.
Their discussion related to the murder of Giovanni Vallelonga's cousin Damiano, who was shot dead in September 2009. Police believed Damiano Vallelonga was the boss of the "Viperari" mafia cell.
There is just one other reference to Tony Vallelonga in the documents. In a section concerning 'Ndrangheta lieutenant Giuseppe Albanese, police claim Mr Albanese and Mr Commisso discussed Tony Vallelonga at a private meeting the day after Mr Vallelonga's meeting with Mr Commisso.