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  • The On Cosa Nostra And The American Mafia

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    to America during the late 19th century and early 20th century by emigration. New York is known for housing the highest activity of organized crime . There are five crime families in New York. These consist of the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese, and Lucchese. Crime families follow a certain structure but the size of the family can vary. A crime family consists of, in order of

  • Joseph Bonanno Research Paper

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    The Greatness of the Bonanno Family In 1908, Joseph Bonanno with his large family from Castellammarese del Golfo, Italy moved into a large Sicilian neighborhood in Brooklyn. The Family of six, was introduced to cosa nostra otherwise known as the Mafia as soon as their father began his own business and became a man of influence. Troubles did occur, as tension between other families rose threatening their safety which forced them to move back to Italy. Later on in the years, after returning to Italy

  • Taking a Look at the Castellammarese War

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    gangsters such as Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Albert “Mad Hatter” Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Alfred Mineo, Willie Morettie, Joe Adonis, and Frank Costello. The Castellammarse faction in the United States included members such as Joseph “Joe Bananas” Bonanno, Stefano “The Undertaker” Magaddino, Joseph Profaci, and Joe Aiello. Hostilities began in February 26, 1930 when Masseria ordered the death of an ally, Gaetano

  • The Rise and Fall of the Italian Mafia

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    La Cosa Nostra and the "Five Families" of which the surrounding area of New York City is comprised has drastically altered the culture in the region; transforming industries with brute force and attracting much public attention. Hollywood focuses on glamorizing the Mafioso lifestyle, distracting from the true nature of organized crime. Over the past decade, the key opportunities have been utilized by the Italian Mafia, resulting in a powerful behind-the-scenes dominance over many aspects we may

  • Rough Draft Of The Mafia Essay

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    multiple crime organizations engaged in smuggling drugs and participating in other criminal activities in the US, Italy, Russia, and elsewhere ( The Multiple Crime Organizations are known as Crime Families. Crime Families include The New York Crime Families in order most powerful the lest powerful are 1.Genovese Crime Family, 2. Gambino Crime Family, 3.Bonanno Crime Family, 4.Colombo Crime Family, 5.Lucchese Crime Family. Other Crime families include the Chicago crime family, Philadelphia

  • Family : The Mafia And The Mafia

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    Mafia family, the Corleone Family or Goodfellas, and Scarface just to name a few. Those movies just give the viewers a small insight of how the Mafia or organized crime works. Organized crime has been around for some time now and many familiar names had been associated with organized crime. The FBI defines organized crime as "any group" having some manner of a formalized structure and whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities (Abadinsky, 2013). Famous Mafia families such

  • Essay about John Gotti

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    John Gotti If ever there was an incubator for crime it was the Italian Harlem tenements of the South Bronx. In one of those crowded dirty apartments, a young John Gotti seeked an impoverished existence with his parents and eleven sisters and brothers. His father rarely worked and then, only at menial jobs, risking the money that the family did have on gambling. Eventually the family moved to central Brooklyn, which was known as East New York. In East New York, for a poor boy

  • The Rise Of Organized Crime

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    The rise of organized crime In The United States By Jeremy King   Welcome to the 1920s a truly new era. Automobiles were becoming affordable to the average American the Great War had ended and the nation was heading into a time of prosperity and temperance. On January 16th 1920 the production transportation and sale of intoxication liquors was made illegal. The nation was dry, at least that’s what the country wanted. In reality the nation was about to be

  • Richard Kuklinski Essay

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    Kuklinski and beat him with a pistol. Although Kuklinski was carrying a pistol himself, he decided not to use it, earning him DeMeo’s respect. After paying back the money he owed, Kuklinski began carrying out varied tasks for DeMeo and the Gambino family. One day DeMeo took Richard out to his car and parked on a city street. DeMeo then selected a random target and ordered Kuklinski to kill him. Without hesitating, Kuklinski got out, walked towards the man, and shot him in the back of the head as

  • The Movie ' Goodfellas '

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    Notably, the film Goodfellas is a classic film that is recognized as one of the greatest films of all time in regards to the crime genre. Indeed, the film Goodfellas is about American citizens who partake in criminal activity in order to make money. Furthermore, another film was made, shortly after Goodfellas achieved great success in the box office. Additionally, another film titled “The Real Goodfella” is the uncensored documentary explaining the reality behind Goodfellas, and gives a practical