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Unformatted text preview: Illegal Businesses and Activities o Gambling and related activities o Numbers game: Bettor tries to choose a winning 3 digit number o Loan Sharking- provide quick loans on the spot; charge interest o Labor Racketeering- infiltration of unions to use their influence for personal profit o Narcotics Trafficking o Human Smuggling Prostitution/Pornography A B RIEF H ISTORY OF O RGANIZED C RIME IN T HE U.S. Before 1930 o Robber Barons o Industrial Pirates o Mobs of WASP origin o Frank Costello- smuggled liquor o Al Capone- St. Valentines Day massacre The Luciano Period Settled disputes, hit squad—Murder Inc. First victim- Dutch; Luciano sentenced to prison, Costello took over as Boss The Genovese Period The Appalachian Meetings The Gambino Period The Commission Trials...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08