Organized Crime Goroup Analysis

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Organized Crime Group Analysis

Courtney Dixon, Efrain Negron, Jami Ames, Jovida Waugh, Liz Simmons


Instructor Dorothy Massey

September 26, 2010 Team B Analyzes the Genovese crime family originated from the Morello crime family of East Harlem in Manhattan during the early years of the 20th century. The Morellos started arriving in New York from the village of Corleone, Sicily around 1892, and soon became involved in criminal activities. The family was run by brothers Tony, Nicolo, and Giuseppe Morello, and half brothers Vincenzo "Vincent" Terranova and Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova. By the early 1910s, the Morello family involved themselves with extortion and other traditional Mafia activities in
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Eventually Genovese's plan worked, and he was made the "boss of bosses," which, unfortunately for him it did not last very long. Several of his underlings turned on him when they were arrested and began to speak of his heroin-smuggling operation. After an investigation into those activities, Genovese was arrested by federal authorities on drug charges, tried, convicted and sentenced to 15 years in a federal penitentiary. He died in prison in 1969. Luciano was had a vision of creating a national crime syndicate and to do so he needed to dismiss the bosses that did not care much about their men. The first two victims of this plan were Giuseppe “Joe the boss” Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano. After the assignation of these two bosses Luciano was free to begin realizing his dream of creating a national crime syndicate across the country. Luciano dream succumbed when convicted on prostitution charges and sentenced to 30 to 50 years in prison. Thomas E. Dewey how was the prosecutor in charge of Luciano’s case became the governor of New York. Dewey sought out Luciano’s help during WWII to get the underworld to provide security to the docks. The involvement of Luciano with Dewey helped Luciano get released from prison and deported back to Italy. While in prison Luciano kept running the syndicate, however, he knew that it was going to be hard to keep running it from Italy, so he moved his headquarters to Cuba. Later the government learned of his
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