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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  Italian organized crime groups other than just  the Sicilian Mafia which are headquartered in  Italy.
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