Category: True Accounts Of Organised Crime

By Mario Almerighi

Mario Almerighi, giudice in prima linea nella lotta alla mafia e agli apparati corrotti dello stato, ripercorre quarant’anni di storia italiana, tra delitti dimenticati e politici impuniti.
Una storia che inizia in Sicilia an excellent anni settanta, quando il magistrato Giangiacomo Ciaccio Montalto avvia un’inchiesta su uno dei extended family mafiosi più attivi della zona. Montalto si ritrova presto da solo nelle indagini e accerchiato dalle minacce, e il 25 gennaio 1983 viene freddato da un commando di sicari. Da questo omicidio di un servitore dello stato che lo stato stesso non ha saputo o non ha voluto proteggere, parte una scia di sangue e malaffare che intreccia politica, corruzione e criminalità organizzata: los angeles lotta tra le procure, il ruolo del giudice Carnevale, il famigerato “ammazzasentenze”, i legami del potere siciliano con il governo Andreotti.
L’antimafia serra i ranghi, sono gli anni del maxiprocesso di Falcone e Borsellino, in risposta alla stagione degli omicidi eccellenti di mafia: Mattarella, l. a. Torre, dalla Chiesa, fino all’emissario di Andreotti a Palermo, l’onorevole Salvo Lima. Saltano tutti i patti, lo stato forse si compromette oltre ogni misura: Mario Almerighi di quei fatti è stato protagonista, un testimone che racconta in questo libro, in line with l. a. prima volta, l. a. sua versione.

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By Antonello Mangano

Lavori eterni, incidenti mortali, operai deceduti e ben undici inchieste della magistratura sulla "signoria territoriale" della 'ndrangheta. Un libro che racconta il meccanismo criminale che come to a decision sui cantieri dell'autostrada più importante del Sud Italia. Lungo l. a. Salerno-Reggio Calabria c'è chi corre e chi guadagna "appaltando con lentezza". Corrono le imprese dei subappalti e soprattutto gli operai. Lavorano a qualunque ora, senza protezioni e senza badare agli straordinari. Allora è facile cadere nel cemento e morire soffocati, perdere los angeles vita fulminati da un cavo elettrico o schiacciati da un rullo in step with l'asfalto. Nessuno, però, protesta. Il terrore è il filo rosso di questa vicenda. Solo il dominio basato sul terrore può permettere ingiustizie così evidenti. Non solo los angeles paura di perdere il lavoro ma il timore che determinano i boss assunti nei cantieri. Ci troviamo di fronte a una gestione mafiosa della forza lavoro con l'imposizione di veri tributi e l'annullamento del conflitto sindacale e dei diritti. Il giornalista Antonello Mangano racconta il "sistema A3", che non è solo un problema calabrese. Il modello si estende verso Nord. I rapporti tra extended family e imprese nati in Calabria si sono riprodotti tali e quali in quarter fino a poco pace fa immuni dal problema. Un testo che fonde il lavoro giudiziario alla pura narrazione, grazie a testimonianze inedite di persone rimaste invischiate nell'ingranaggio mafioso. Prefazione di Giovanni Tizian.

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By Mortellaro Domenico

San Pio. according to tutti, ancora, Enziteto. Un pugno di casermoni popolari stretto tra l. a. strada statale 16bis, le piste dell’aeroporto Karol Wojtila e gli ulivi in corsa a perdita d’occhio. Enziteto, un pezzo di Bari piazzato a fifteen km dal centro. Un quartiere drizzato lì nel nulla, a cavallo tra gli anni ’80 e ’90, consistent with raccogliere gli ultimi tra i baresi. Negli anni è diventato los angeles roccaforte di extended family agguerriti: los angeles piazza di spaccio più produttiva della provincia; il vetrino su cui, meglio che in ogni altro luogo, decifrare soggetti e mutazioni della criminalità organizzata barese. Enziteto, una trincea sorvegliata a vista da “piccole vedette baresi”, ragazzini di nemmeno quattordici anni. Hanno già scelto di voler fare i gangster da grandi, piuttosto che i goleador alla Cassano. Enziteto, un mondo impenetrabile guardato dal di fuori; un universo scoperchiato in tutta l. a. sua violenza ed il suo squallore quando si varca l’immaginario ponte levatoio al suo ingresso, magari assieme advert uno sciame di facce tossiche in cerca di una dose su una qualsiasi delle corse del 19. Enziteto, una miriade di storie comuni di degrado, paura, disagio. Ma anche - e consistent with fortuna, ma in keeping with pochi - un sogno di riscatto, un bisogno di dignità, una disperata voglia di libertà.Enziteto: da quasi sette anni si chiama San Pio. Ma nessuno sembra essersene accorto.

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By William J. Helmer

When her husband used to be murdered at the orders of Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, Georgette Winkeler―wife of 1 of Al Capone's "American Boys"―set out to show the Chicago Syndicate. After an try and post her tale used to be squelched through the mob, she provided it to the FBI within the wrong trust they'd the authority to strike on the racketeers who had killed her husband Gus. chanced on 60 years later in FBI records, the manuscript describes the couple’s lifestyles at the run, the St. Valentine's Day bloodbath (Gus used to be one of many shooters), and different headline crimes of that interval. ready for book through mob specialist William J. Helmer, Al Capone and His American Boys is a compelling modern account of the heyday of Chicago crime via a lady who chanced on herself married to the mob.

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By Robert M. Lombardo

This booklet offers a finished sociological reason for the emergence and continuation of geared up crime in Chicago. Tracing the roots of political corruption that afforded defense to playing, prostitution, and different vice job in Chicago and different huge American towns, Robert M. Lombardo demanding situations the dominant trust that prepared crime in the USA descended at once from the Sicilian Mafia. based on this frequent "alien conspiracy" conception, geared up crime developed in a linear model starting with the Mafia in Sicily, rising within the type of the Black Hand in America's immigrant colonies, and culminating within the improvement of the Cosa Nostra in America's city centers.

 

Looking past this Mafia paradigm, this quantity argues that the improvement of prepared crime in Chicago and different huge American towns was once rooted within the social constitution of yankee society. in particular, Lombardo ties prepared crime to the emergence of desktop politics in America's city facilities. From nineteenth-century vice syndicates to the modern day Outfit, Chicago's felony underworld couldn't have existed with no the blessing of these who managed municipal, county, and country govt. those practices weren't imported from Sicily, Lombardo contends, yet have been bred within the socially disorganized slums of the US the place elected officers in many instances franchised vice and crime in alternate for funds and votes. This booklet additionally lines the background of the African-American community's participation in conventional geared up crime in Chicago and gives new views at the organizational constitution of the Chicago Outfit, the normal equipped crime team in Chicago.

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By Alex Perry

You are born in it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute – bloodshed respected. You visit felony, your grave, or kill your family members sooner than betraying The kin. The 'Ndrangheta is the main strong, stealthy organised crime community in Italy and all over the world, upheld through the omertà [silence] code. this can be the tale of the ladies who broke the silence.

Founded greater than one hundred fifty years in the past via outdated shepherding households and orange farmers within the toe of southern Italy, the Calabrian mafia is without doubt one of the richest and so much ruthless equipped crime syndicates on the earth. It runs 70% of the cocaine and heroin in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, plunders the Italian nation and the ecu Union and agents unlawful hands worldwide. The industrial-scale cash laundering required to wash 1000's of billions of euros – the Calabrians’ personal and different mafias’ wealth that they method for a cost – guarantees they're in all our lives. we are living of their constructions, paintings of their businesses, store of their shops, consume of their eating places, put money into their stocks, do company with their trade homes and banks and go with politicians they fund. such a lot really good of all: few humans have ever heard of them. The ’Ndrangheta – an old Calabrese notice, suggested un-drung-get-a, which means loyalty and braveness – is a mystery even to many Italians.

The ’Ndrangheta’s energy rests on silence – omertà – enforced via violence. Underpinning this iron rule is murderous misogyny. ladies are married off in prepared extended family alliances at thirteen, beatings are regimen and a lady who's untrue – even to a lifeless husband – can count on her sons, brothers or father to kill her, then dissolve her physique in acid to erase the relations disgrace. yet in 2009, whilst one abused ’Ndrangheta spouse is murdered for turning state’s proof, country prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti realises the ’Ndrangheta’s bigotry might be its nice flaw. To carry down a legal empire, Alessandra needs to convince extra mafia better halves to testify. The stakes couldn't be larger. Alessandra is battling to avoid wasting a state. The mafiosi are battling for his or her lifestyles. Their girls are struggling with for his or her lives. no longer all will survive.

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By Robert Unger

The Union Station bloodbath tells the tale of ways a bloody shoot-out in Kansas urban in 1933 turned the lynchpin for J. Edgar Hoover’s winning transformation of the FBI from a powerless sub-agency right into a law-enforcement juggernaut. utilizing doubtful authority and outright lies, Hoover’s FBI grew to become the bloodbath case right into a witch-hunt for “Pretty Boy” Floyd and Adam Richetti. Floyd used to be gunned down in a box in Ohio, and Richetti was once convicted of homicide and achieved, in line with perjured testimony and manipulated facts. all of the whereas, the FBI scrupulously shunned the reality. The Union Station bloodbath strips away years of legend to bare what actually occurred that June day in 1933. the tale it tells will swap the way in which americans examine J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI.

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By Richard Linnett

In the Godfather Garden is the genuine tale of the lifetime of Richie “the Boot” Boiardo, some of the most robust and feared males within the New Jersey underworld. The Boot minimize his the teeth combating the Jewish gang lord Abner Longy Zwillman at the streets of Newark in the course of Prohibition and continued to develop into one of many East Coast’s most sensible mobsters, his reign lasting six many years.

To the clicking and the police, this secretive Don insisted he used to be not anything greater than an easy guy who loved puttering approximately in his loved vegetable backyard on his Livingston, New Jersey, property. in fact, the Boot was once a confidante and kingmaker of politicians, a pal of such celebrities as Joe DiMaggio and George Raft, an acquaintance of Joseph Valachi—who expert at the Boot in 1963—and a sworn enemy of J. Edgar Hoover.

The Boot prospered for greater than part a century, closing an energetic boss till the day he died on the age of ninety-three. even though he operated within the shadow of larger Mafia names around the Hudson River (think Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, a cofounder of the Mafia killer squad homicide Inc. with Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro), the Boot used to be both as brutal and effective. actually, there has been a mysterious position within the gloomy woods in the back of his beautiful garden—a furnace the place many proposal the Boot took sure those that have been by no means visible again.

Richard Linnett presents an intimate glance contained in the Boot’s once-powerful Mafia staff, in line with the reminiscences of a grandson of the Boot himself and complemented by means of never-before-published kin photographs. Chronicled listed here are the Prohibition gang wars in New Jersey in addition to the homicide of Dutch Schultz, a Mafia conspiracy to assassinate Newark mayor Kenneth Gibson, and the mob connections to a number of renowned nation politicians.

Although the Boot by no means observed the 1972 unlock of The Godfather, he favored the similarities among the nature of Vito Corleone and himself, loads in order that he hung an indication in his loved vegetable backyard that learn “The Godfather Garden.” There’s without doubt he may have relished David Chase’s admission that his muse in growing the HBO sequence The Sopranos used to be none except “Newark’s erstwhile Boiardo crew.”

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By Domenico "Mick" Cacciola,Carmelo Cacciola,Ben Robertson

Growing up with racism and discrimination pressured former undercover cop and Sicilian immigrant Domenico “Mick” Cacciola right into a lifestyles combating for justice. during this gripping autobiography, Mick—who joined the Queensland Police Force—provides perception into one in every of Australia’s such a lot infamous eras of police and political corruption. Exposing Mick’s lengthy and sour own conflict with now-disgraced police commissioner Terry Lewis and bagman Jack Herbert, this is often the engrossing tale of survival and patience of a good, younger detective suffering to aid a kin whereas operating for a corrupt police force.

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