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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Fleeing to the United States in 1901 to escape arrest, he was the first Mafioso di
ris- petto (Man of Respect) to set foot on American shores. New York's Lower
East Side teemed with Sicilian immigrants then, hardworking peasants slaving in
His help in New York's Pizza trial was markedly selective; the defendants he
identified as made Sicilian Mafi- osi had all gone over to Leggio's side in the
Great Mafia War. On the other hand, he assured the New York court that the
Cubans were paying a tax to New York's Families for the numbers games in
Harlem. Chicago's Family employed Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Colombians.
The Westies carried out contract killings for the New York Families, and even ...
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