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After Prohibition, the Mafia From Al Capone and Vito Corleone to John Gotti and Tony Soprano, real-life and fictional mafiosos have captured the public imagination since the s.
Ruthless and violent, these men are nonetheless often seen to maintain their own personal brand of honor and decency. In this By the late s, prohibition movements had sprung up across the United States, driven by religious groups who considered alcohol, specifically drunkenness, a threat to the nation.
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They report to the administration and can be seen as equivalent to managers in a business. When a boss makes a decision, he rarely issues orders directly to workers who would carry it out, but instead passed instructions down through the chain of command.
This way, the higher levels of the organization are insulated from law enforcement attention if the lower level members who actually commit the crime should be captured or investigated, providing plausible deniability.
There are occasionally other positions in the family leadership. Frequently, ruling panels have been set up when a boss goes to jail to divide the responsibility of the family these usually consist of three or five members.
This also helps divert police attention from any one member. The family messenger and street boss were positions created by former Genovese family leader Vincent Gigante.
The Mafia initiation ritual to become a made man in the Mafia emerged from various sources, such as Roman Catholic confraternities and Masonic Lodges in midth century Sicily.
This was confirmed in by the pentito Tommaso Buscetta. A hit, or murder, of a made man must be approved by the leadership of his family, or retaliatory hits would be made, possibly inciting a war.
In a state of war, families would "go to the mattresses"—an Italian phrase which roughly meant to go into battle. In , John D'Amato , acting boss of the DeCavalcante family, was killed when he was suspected of engaging in homosexual activity.
The following is a list of Mafia families that have been active in the U. Note that some families have members and associates working in other regions as well.
The organization is not limited to these regions. The Bonanno crime family and the Buffalo crime family also had influence in several factions in Canada including the Rizzuto crime family and Cotroni crime family ,    and the Luppino crime family and Papalia crime family ,   respectively.
Naval Intelligence entered into an agreement with Lucky Luciano to gain his assistance in keeping the New York waterfront free from saboteurs after the destruction of the SS Normandie.
While it was in the process of being converted into a troopship, the luxury ocean liner, SS Normandie , mysteriously burst into flames with 1, sailors and civilians on board.
All but one escaped, but were injured and by the next day the ship was a smoking hull. In his report, twelve years later, William B. Herlands, Commissioner of Investigation, made the case for the U.
The Normandie , which was being converted to war use as the Navy auxiliary Lafayette , had burned at the pier in the North River, New York City.
Sabotage was suspected. In August , Colonel Sheffield Edwards, director of the Office of Security of the Central Intelligence Agency CIA , proposed the assassination of Cuban head of state Fidel Castro by Mafia assassins.
Between August and April , the CIA, with the help of the Mafia, pursued a series of plots to poison or shoot Castro.
In , Linda Schiro testified in an unrelated court case that her late boyfriend, Gregory Scarpa , a capo in the Colombo family, had been recruited by the FBI to help find the bodies of three civil rights workers who had been murdered in Mississippi in by the Ku Klux Klan.
She said that she had been with Scarpa in Mississippi at the time and had witnessed him being given a gun, and later a cash payment, by FBI agents.
She testified that Scarpa had threatened a Klansman by placing a gun in the Klansman's mouth, forcing the Klansman to reveal the location of the bodies.
Similar stories of Mafia involvement in recovering the bodies had been circulating for years, and had been previously published in the New York Daily News , but had never before been introduced in court.
In several Mafia families, killing a state authority is forbidden due to the possibility of extreme police retaliation.
In some rare strict cases, conspiring to commit such a murder is punishable by death. Jewish mobster and Mafia associate Dutch Schultz was reportedly killed by his Italian peers out of fear that he would carry out a plan to kill New York City prosecutor Thomas Dewey and thus bring unprecedented police attention to the Mafia.
However, the Mafia has carried out hits on law enforcement, especially in its earlier history. New York police officer Joe Petrosino was shot by Sicilian mobsters while on duty in Sicily.
A statue of him was later erected across the street from a Lucchese hangout. In , a U. Senate special committee , chaired by Democratic Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver , determined that a "sinister criminal organization" known as the Mafia operated around the United States.
The United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce known as the "Kefauver Hearings" , televised nationwide, captured the attention of the American people and forced the FBI to recognize the existence of organized crime.
In , the FBI initiated the "Top Hoodlum Program". The purpose of the program was to have agents collect information on the mobsters in their territories and report it regularly to Washington to maintain a centralized collection of intelligence on racketeers.
The Apalachin meeting was a historic summit of the American Mafia held at the home of mobster Joseph "Joe the Barber" Barbara , at McFall Road in Apalachin, New York , on November 14, Local and state law enforcement became suspicious when numerous expensive cars bearing license plates from around the country arrived in what was described as "the sleepy hamlet of Apalachin".
Twenty of those who attended the meeting were charged with "Conspiring to obstruct justice by lying about the nature of the underworld meeting" and found guilty in January All the convictions were overturned on appeal the following year.
One of the most direct and significant outcomes of the Apalachin Meeting was that it helped to confirm the existence of a nationwide criminal conspiracy, a fact that some, including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J.
Edgar Hoover , had long refused to acknowledge. Genovese crime family soldier Joe Valachi was convicted of narcotics violations in and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Valachi murdered a man in prison who he feared mob boss, and fellow prisoner, Vito Genovese had ordered to kill him.
Valachi and Genovese were both serving sentences for heroin trafficking. Soon after, Valachi decided to co-operate with the U. Justice Department.
McClellan 's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the U. Senate Committee on Government Operations , known as the Valachi hearings , stating that the Italian-American Mafia actually existed, the first time a member had acknowledged its existence in public.
He was the first member of the Italian-American Mafia to acknowledge its existence publicly, and is credited with popularization of the term cosa nostra.
Although Valachi's disclosures never led directly to the prosecution of any Mafia leaders, he provided many details of history of the Mafia , operations and rituals, aided in the solution of several unsolved murders, and named many members and the major crime families.
The trial exposed American organized crime to the world through Valachi's televised testimony. As part of the Mafia Commission Trial , on February 25, , nine New York Mafia leaders were indicted for narcotics trafficking, loansharking, gambling, labor racketeering and extortion against construction companies under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Prosecutors aimed to strike at all the crime families at once using their involvement in the Commission. In the early s, the Bonanno family were kicked off the Commission due to the Donnie Brasco infiltration, and although Rastelli was one of the men initially indicted, this removal from the Commission actually allowed Rastelli to be removed from the Commission Trial as he was later indicted on separate labor racketeering charges.
Having previously lost their seat on the Commission, the Bonannos suffered less exposure than the other families in this case.
Eight defendants were convicted of racketeering on November 19, ,  with the exception of Indelicato who was convicted of murder,  and were sentenced on January 13, , as follows:  .
In the early s, as the Colombo crime family war raged, the Commission refused to allow any Colombo member to sit on the Commission  and considered dissolving the family.
On January 20, , the United States Justice Department issued 16 indictments against Northeast American Mafia families resulting in charged defendants  and more than arrests.
It has been described as the largest operation against the Mafia in U. The film Scarface is loosely based on the story of Al Capone.
In , Paramount Pictures released the film The Brotherhood starring Kirk Douglas as a Mafia don, which was a financial flop.
Nevertheless, Paramount's production chief Robert Evans subsidized the completion of a Mario Puzo novel with similar themes and plot elements, and bought the screen rights before completion.
It immediately inspired other Mafia-related films, including a direct sequel, The Godfather Part II , also partly based on Puzo's novel , and yet another big winner at the Academy Awards , as well as films based on real Mafiosi like Honor Thy Father and Lucky Luciano both in and Lepke and Capone both in An ambitious part miniseries by NBC called The Gangster Chronicles based on the rise of many major crime bosses of the s and s, aired in Although the show is fictional, the general storyline is based on its creator David Chase's experiences growing up and interacting with New Jersey crime families.
Ex-members of the Mafia came together in Inside the American Mob documentary where they spoke about the different rules of the five families, and how they remained virtually untouchable for quite some time.
The documentary also features the Mob's decline over time due to infiltration by the FBI. The Mafia has been the subject of multiple crime-related video games.
The Mafia series by 2K Czech and Hangar 13 consists of three games that follows the story of individuals who inadvertely become caught up with one or multiple fictional Mafia families, while attempting to rise in their ranks or bring them down as revenge for something they did to them.
The Grand Theft Auto series by Rockstar Games also features the Mafia prominently, mainly in the games set within the fictional Liberty City based on New York ; the games set in the "3D universe" canon feature the Forelli, Leone and Sindacco families, while those in the "HD universe" have the Ancelotti, Gambetti, Lupisella, Messina and Pavano families a reference to the Five Families , as well as the less-influential Pegorino family.
In all games, the different Mafia families serve as either employers or enemies to the player. In , The Godfather was released, based on the film of the same name; it spawned a sequel , itself based on the film's sequel.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Highly organized Italian-American criminal society. This article is about the Italian-American criminal organization in the United States and Canada.
For the criminal society in Sicily first known as the Mafia, see Sicilian Mafia. For other uses, see Mafia disambiguation.
Main article: Black Hand extortion. The boss's authority is needed to resolve disputes and keep everyone in line.
Just below the boss is the underboss. The underboss is the second in command, although the amount of power he wields can vary.
Some underbosses resolve disputes without involving the boss. Some are groomed to replace the boss if he is old or in danger of going to jail.
Beneath the underboss are several capos. The number of capos varies depending on the overall size of the family. A capo acts like a lieutenant, leading his own section of the family.
He has specific activities that he operates. The capo's territory may be defined geographically as in, "everything west of 14th Street belongs to Louie 'The Key' DiBartolo.
The key to being a successful capo is making money. The capo keeps some of the money his rackets earn and then passes the rest up to the underboss and boss.
The "dirty work" is done by the soldiers. A soldier is the lowest rank among made men. They're part of the family, but they hold little power and make relatively little money.
The number of soldiers that belong to any given capo can vary tremendously. In addition to soldiers, the Mafia will use associates.
Associates are not actual members of the Mafia, but they work with Mafia soldiers and capos on various criminal enterprises.
An associate is simply someone who works with the mob, including anyone from a burglar or drug dealer to a lawyer, investment banker, police officer or politician.
There is one other position within the family that is somewhat legendary -- the consigliere. The consigliere is not supposed to be part of the family's hierarchy.
He is supposed to act as an advisor and make impartial decisions based on fairness rather than personal feelings or vendettas.
This position is meant to elected by the members of the family, rather than appointed by the boss. In reality, consiglieres are sometimes appointed and are not always impartial.
The Mafia is not an actual organization itself. There is no head of the Mafia. Instead, the word Mafia is an umbrella term that refers to any of several groups of gangsters who can trace their roots to Italy or Sicily.
In broad terms, there are five Mafia groups, defined mainly by the regions they operate in or the regions they originated in.
All five groups have their hands in criminal operations that span the globe and have set up operatives in many different nations.
The Sicilian Mafia originated on the island of Sicily. The Camorra Mafia began in Naples, and the Calabrian Mafia originated in Italy's Calabrian region.
The Sacra Corona Unita is a more recent group based in the Puglia region of Italy. Finally, La Cosa Nostra is the American Mafia, although this group can trace its history back to Sicilian families as well as some of the other Italian groups.
There isn't a clear naming convention when it comes to Mafia families. Early families were named after the region or town in Italy where they came from.
Sometimes, the name of the family would change to the name of the boss, especially if he was a powerful or long-standing boss.
The five main New York City families had their names set semi-permanently by the testimony of informer Joe Valachi before a Senate subcommittee in and The families were named for the current bosses, although in one case, it was an earlier, more powerful boss whose name would be used.
These five families were the Bonanno, Genovese, Gambino, Luchese and Profaci. The Profaci family was taken over by Joseph Colombo a few years later, and he became so famous that the family is now known as the Colombo family.
The same thing nearly happened to the Gambino family when it was taken over by John Gotti -- but before it became the Gotti family, Gotti was arrested and convicted of racketeering and murder, based largely on the testimony of Mafia traitor Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.
Most of the other U. Thus, you have the Philadelphia family, the Buffalo family, the Cleveland family and so on. The details of a Mafia induction ceremony were a carefully kept secret for decades.
But in the early s, Joe Valachi's testimony before a Senate subcommittee shined a spotlight on the mob.
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What is the Italian-American Mafia? New York Mafia boss Persico dies at Soon after, the use of the term "mafia" began appearing in the Italian state's early reports on the phenomenon.
The term "mafia" was never officially used by Sicilian mafiosi, who prefer to refer to their organization as " Cosa Nostra ".
Nevertheless, it is typically by comparison to the groups and families that comprise the Sicilian Mafia that other criminal groups are given the label.
Giovanni Falcone , an anti-Mafia judge murdered by the Sicilian Mafia in , objected to the conflation of the term "Mafia" with organized crime in general:.
While there was a time when people were reluctant to pronounce the word "Mafia" I am no longer willing to accept the habit of speaking of the Mafia in descriptive and all-inclusive terms that make it possible to stack up phenomena that are indeed related to the field of organized crime but that have little or nothing in common with the Mafia.
Scholars such as Diego Gambetta  and Leopoldo Franchetti have characterized the Sicilian Mafia as a "cartel of private protection firms", whose primary business is protection racketeering : they use their fearsome reputation for violence to deter people from swindling, robbing, or competing with those who pay them for protection.
The [Sicilian] mafia's principal activities are settling disputes among other criminals, protecting them against each other's cheating, and organizing and overseeing illicit agreements, often involving many agents, such as illicit cartel agreements in otherwise legal industries.
Scholars have observed that many other societies around the world have criminal organizations of their own that provide essentially the same protection service through similar methods.
For instance, in Russia after the collapse of Communism, the state security system had all but collapsed, forcing businessmen to hire criminal gangs to enforce their contracts and protect their properties from thieves.
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