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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6 Otherwise, the fifty-odd members of Corleone's Mafia clan were engaged in
their habitual pursuits. Like most Men of Honor in Sicily then, their felonies were
largely rural. They stole cattle, sold water rights for irrigation, ran the shape-up for
Every cosca, or clan, was defined by precisely drawn boundaries; there were
thirty-nine in Palermo, a hundred-odd more in the rest of Sicily. The cosca could
impose its will within its perimeters, but not beyond. A made member could only ...
Salvatore Inzerillo, the biggest heroin broker of all, had been chosen to head the
Family's clan by his retiring uncle, Rosario Di Maggio. (A true mammasantissima,
Di Maggio died of a heart attack when police came to arrest him in 1980; ...
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