Category Archives: American Mafia

Las Vegas and the Mob – Part Two

In Part One we discussed how the mob had worked their way into Las Vegas using a number of surreptitious means.  Gangsters such as Meyer Lansky and ‘Bugsy’ Siegel built The Flamingo Casino using money obtained from sources such as … Continue reading

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Las Vegas and the Mob – Part One

We’ve written with some detail elsewhere about the history of the mafia in the United States from the early days of the 20th century through to the establishment of mafia families on the east coast and the RICO (Racketeer Influenced … Continue reading

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United States – Italian Mafia – Part Four

In our fourth article on the subject of the Italian mafia in the United States we will begin by explaining the organisational structure and then in Part Five we’ll move on to documenting some of the major families still influential … Continue reading

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United States – Italian Mafia – Part Three

Previously we talked about how, during the 1920s, the mafia had made huge amounts of money from the illegal sale and distribution of alcohol.  This ended in 1933 when abolition was itself abolished and it became legal to sell alcohol … Continue reading

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United States – Italian Mafia – Part Two

Previously we discussed the modest beginnings of the Italian mafia in North America and how during the nineteenth century they had been restricted to the small areas traditionally inhabited by immigrants to the United States, specifically areas such as East … Continue reading

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United States – Italian Mafia – Part One

A multitude of television programmes and movies have, over the years, introduced us to what Hollywood and various television companies regard as the U.S.-Italian mafia organisations.  These have of course been of various levels of quality and fact, perhaps the … Continue reading

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