Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Simon & Schuster, 1991 - 384 pagine
A shocking expose of how the Sicilian Mafia uses financial influence and ruthless violence to control the international narcotics trade. "The most definitive work yet published on the transformation of the old bootlegging and gambling Mafia into a multinational conglomerate".--The Washington Times.
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Incorrigible traffickers like Vito Genovese and Carmine Galante, ungovernably
greedy and too arrogant to be discreet, had become a serious hindrance. In fact,
Genovese was removed in short order. The arrest and conviction of this
Joe Pistone's informant, trying to describe their relations with Carmine Galante,
could hardly be expected to know that. Nobody did in those days. The fearsome
Galante, a short, fat, bloody-minded Cosa Nostra boss hated by his soldiers, ...
The figure would seem absurdly small for Carmine Galante and the entire
American Mafia Commission, anyway-$5 million a ton, perhaps $15 to $20
million a year, hardly something the American Mafia would get excited about. 17.
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