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Estimate members: Between 120 and 130 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Tom Gagliano
Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan sharking, waste management, construction and extortion.
Boss: Vittorio "Vic" Amuso
Street Boss: Michael "Big Mike
Clarence Walker has been, for 22 years, an Investigative crime journalist, Associate story producer of cable T.V. criminal justice shows and writer for newsmedia wire services. He has also written extensively for New York and Texas-based (daily & we
This corner is dedicated to the Palermitan judges Giovanni Falcone (born 1939) and Paolo Borsellino (born 1940). They grew up in the borough Kalsa near Palermo's harbor where Falcone lived in Via Castrofilippo and Borsellino in Via de
First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo
Primary rackets: Gambling, extortion and loan sharking.
Boss: The Chicago Outfit has always been very secretive about its bosses. This has been one of their strong points and ensured their continued survival.
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Besides financial fraud, trafficking in narcotics is still the crime that pays the most. Groups and individuals from across the world have experienced the huge and seemingly easy profit drugs bring. Be it cocaine, heroin, ecstasy,
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Estimate members: Around 100
First Boss: Joseph Bonanno.
Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, home video pornography, robbery, extortion, loan sharking, gambling, phony telemarketing schemes, pizza parlors and espresso cafes.
Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains m
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The Calabrian “Honoured Society”, well known as “’Ndrangheta”, is the equivalent of Sicilian Mafia in Calabria region, south Italy. However its origin is unknown, it emerged l
Estimate members: Around twenty active members.
First Boss: Salvatore Sabella started the family in 1911.
Primary activities: Extortion, bookmaking, gambling, drug trafficking and loan-sharking.
Boss: Joseph Ligambi
Street boss: Michael "Mikey Lanc
Estimate members: Between 75 and 85 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Joseph Profaci
Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan sharking, cigarette smuggling, pornography, counterfeiting, hijacking, fraud, stock fraud.
Acting boss: Andrew
The Japanese Yakuza is one of the more traditional Organized Crime groups. The Yakuza are the main power in Japan and have branched out to other Asian countries, the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. However Japan remains their main strongho
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