The american mafia (or simply the mafia or mob in the united states), is an italian-american criminal society much like the sicilian mafia, the american mafia has no formal name and is a. In recent years the mafia has been associated with those of italian-american decent but the roots of the term lie firmly in italy – in particular sicily. Mafia in america the american mafia (also known as american cosa nostra or italian-american mafia) is an italian american criminal society and offshoot of the sicilianmafia. Organization of the families was initiated in 1931 by salvatore maranzano, later managed by charles lucky luciano and the commission. They used to be huge, having arms and legs in law enforcement, the government, sports, and entertainment media, and more the italian mob was. Lucky luciano was an italian-born american mobster carmine the snake persico is one of most enduring godfathers in mafia history organized crime figure. Mobsters - history of the american mafia - part 1 - all in the family.
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The mafia in america became a concern that paralleled the immigration wave from italy during the late 1800s it was closely associated with victimization within italian communities in. Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well crime is something that knows no boundries it exists in.
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