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The Mafia in America today

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Are you the board fact checker

The most of us are.

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The most of us are.

Toast, were is your validating link for the above statement ;)

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For real 'organized crime' you need to visit the Government Offices of every 'civilized' country. Or save yourself time and just visit the UN. Ice-cream sellers ain't got a look-in.

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For real 'organized crime' you need to visit the Government Offices of every 'civilized' country. Or save yourself time and just visit the UN. Ice-cream sellers ain't got a look-in.

I agree Eldorado, way too much corruption in government.

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Here's a short part of the Anthony Casso (former Lucchese family underboss and consiglieri) 60 minutes interview, where he discusses the Mafia cops. There used to be an 8 or 9 minute part of the interview but Youtube must've took it down, never seen the full thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLEdTZCyFfE

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Here's a short part of the Anthony Casso (former Lucchese family underboss and consiglieri) 60 minutes interview, where he discusses the Mafia cops. There used to be an 8 or 9 minute part of the interview but Youtube must've took it down, never seen the full thing.

https://www.youtube....h?v=ZLEdTZCyFfE

Thanks Caramel!

Here's more on Casso and the corrupt cops:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ex-mob-boss-points-a-finger/

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That Luchesse case against Dinapoli,Madonna and the Pernas is still ongoing here's an update on it from late last year- http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/09/organized_crime_case_lasts_longer_than_two_of_the_defendants.html . The Dinapoli brothers Vincent, Joey and Louie, have been massive in both the Genovese and Luchesse families particularly in Union Racketeering from at least the 1970s. Vincent and Louie were incredibly close to Tony Salerno; here's an article about it http://www.nytimes.com/1986/03/22/nyregion/reputed-mob-leader-among-15-indicted-on-racketeering-counts.html?scp=4&sq=Vincent%20DiNapoli&st=cse .

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Caramel, Thanks for the great reads!

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Caramel, Thanks for the great reads!

No problem. The 25 years after Valachi read in paricular is excellent, it's alot easier to navigate if you have a good pdf reader btw. Do you subscibe to Gangland News? And if you do what do you think of the recent news that Amuso is still boss with Crea as acting boss and Madonna as acting underboss? Do you believe it?

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No problem. The 25 years after Valachi read in paricular is excellent, it's alot easier to navigate if you have a good pdf reader btw. Do you subscibe to Gangland News? And if you do what do you think of the recent news that Amuso is still boss with Crea as acting boss and Madonna as acting underboss? Do you believe it?

I have not seen the Gangland article, but read a few excerpts on a couple other forums. When I first heard that I thought how is that possible after all these years? All the reports I have seen over the last few years list Crea as Boss. Persico is still the Colombo's Boss and he's never coming home either so I guess it's possible. I wonder sometimes if these guys are allowed to keep their titles out of respect for being a stand up guy. I'll bet the feds are a little confused by this report. What do you think?

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Yeah... the mafia did move towards legit rackets... It's called the Democrats and the Republican parties of America.

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I have not seen the Gangland article, but read a few excerpts on a couple other forums. When I first heard that I thought how is that possible after all these years? All the reports I have seen over the last few years list Crea as Boss. Persico is still the Colombo's Boss and he's never coming home either so I guess it's possible. I wonder sometimes if these guys are allowed to keep their titles out of respect for being a stand up guy. I'll bet the feds are a little confused by this report. What do you think?

It makes more sense with Persico, since the Colombos are full of his family members it's easier to keep control. Even Vic Orena who was Carmines adversary in the 90s conflict is his cousin, with Amuso it's different since his Brooklyn faction has fizzled out. Throughout the Luchesse families history it's been Bronx,Manhattan and New Jerey based, only during Amuso and Cassos run was it ever Brooklyn run and even then the most money came out of the aforementioned areas. Who knows though?

@acidhead No offence but we've already had that comment at the top of the page from Eldorado :tu:

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Yeah... the mafia did move towards legit rackets... It's called the Democrats and the Republican parties of America.

acidhead,

The Mafia does have a history of corrupting government officials and businesses, more so in Italy, but in the US as well. Money and power corrupts many.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/organizedcrime/italian_mafia

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620

http://www.randomhistory.com/1-50/021law.html

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If I tell that will be the last you hear from me...

JVG,

I know your sworn to secrecy but I thought you might like to know whats going on in your neck of the woods with the Bufalino Family:

http://articles.mcall.com/2013-10-03/news/mc-pa-bufalino-denaples-mafia-casino-license-20131003_1_james-osticco-ralph-periandi-mob-boss

http://www.onewal.com/maf-b-sc.html

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There really shouldn't be a romantic notion about a bunch of guys organizing to steal from regular law abiding citizens. It's disgusting. It doesn't matter if they call themselves, the crips, the bloods, m13, mafiosa, Yakusa, the triad, etc. etc. It's all shades of the same color.

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There really shouldn't be a romantic notion about a bunch of guys organizing to steal from regular law abiding citizens. It's disgusting. It doesn't matter if they call themselves, the crips, the bloods, m13, mafiosa, Yakusa, the triad, etc. etc. It's all shades of the same color.

supervike, thanks for the post. I agree that we should not buy into the fairy tale that these guys in the Mafia are in any way like the characters in the Godfather movies and they have very few redeeming qualities if any. Their behavior speaks for itself and the Soprano's series did an excellent job of presenting a real picture. The fact remains that people are fascinated by the mafia and you taking the time to view and post on this thread goes to that point. I don't think any one in their right mind is rooting for these guys to extort money from Angelo's Bakery, to sell drugs to our kids or to beat up Joey Stugots because he is a day late paying for his bets. I am sure though that there are tons of folks rooting for these wise guys to beat the government because they like the feds even less. Let's be honest, many people worship these guys because they have balls the size of Texas and they live a life, that from a distance, appears financially rewarding and glamorous. :)

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I had read that Al Capone was a very giving person and opened soup kitchens and stuff like that during the Depression. I would think that is something that you rarely see from any type of gang/mob/syndicate, people never forget stuff like that... although, there was all the violence that came with it...

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JVG,

I know your sworn to secrecy but I thought you might like to know whats going on in your neck of the woods with the Bufalino Family:

http://articles.mcall.com/2013-10-03/news/mc-pa-bufalino-denaples-mafia-casino-license-20131003_1_james-osticco-ralph-periandi-mob-boss

http://www.onewal.com/maf-b-sc.html

BrooklynGuy thanks for the update and I remember reading about most of these events and you are right this is close to home..

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