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    The Mafia: 6th Family New York and Montreal 
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    Mafia: History   The Mafia, also known as Cosa Nostra, is a  Sicilian criminal secret society which is  believed to have first developed in the mid- 19th century in Sicily. In North America, the Mafia often refers to Italian organized crime in general, rather than just traditional Sicilian organized crime. "The Mafia is a kind of organized crime being active not only in several illegal fields, but also tending to exercise sovereignty functions normally belonging to public authorities over a specific territory. ..”-Paolo Pezzino
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    Mafia and the 5 Families The Italian American Mafia, specifically the  Five Families of New York, has its roots in the  Sicilian Mafia, but has been a separate  organization in the United States for many  years.  Today, the Italian American Mafia cooperates  in various criminal activities with different 
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLITICAL 347 taught by Professor Grover during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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