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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His new career began with a modest proposition from a fellow Sicilian named
Paolo La Porta, who would unknowingly provide the first breakthrough in the
Pizza Connection case. Later, La Porta would brag to an undercover DEA agent
Panessa's best informant was Paolo La Porta, a made Man of Honor from
Palermo, the Philadelphia ring's main supplier. (It was La Porta who had taken
the newly arrived Luigi Ronsisvalle in hand on Knickerbocker Avenue in 1965.)
They ate ...
Brooklyn controlled all the heroin in the United States, La Porta told me. . . . The
Sicilians used the Italo-Americans to distribute the heroin, and that was the extent
of it.5 La Porta himself moved among the Sicilian Mafia's top men in the drug ...
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Four years of exhaustive research in police records, court documents, and other archives has convinced Sterling, author of Terror Network ( LJ 3/15/81), that the Mafia operates a massive conspiracy ... Leggi recensione completa