What's going on in Cosa Nostra today?

American organized crime groups included traditional groups such as La Cosa Nostra & the Italian Mafia to modern groups such as Black Mafia Family. Discuss the most organized criminal groups in the United States including gangs in Canada.
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What's going on in Cosa Nostra today?

Unread post by MeyerLansky » July 7th, 2005, 11:10 pm

Anybody knows what Cosa Nostra's up to these days? Who's leading the different families and stuff.



Much appreciated

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Unread post by GrymReaper » August 31st, 2005, 12:47 am

all i know is they layin low for now. Some one told me the russian mafia is the strongest organization.

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » August 31st, 2005, 9:01 am

La Cosa Nostra is basically dead especially in California, the ATF doesn't even really bother with them anymore.

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Unread post by MeyerLansky » September 1st, 2005, 9:53 am

have they ever been a powerhouse in Cali?


NY mob is under constant attacks from the feds at least. however, I heard the outfit is partially still going strong, aynone?

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » September 1st, 2005, 10:00 am

The mob was never that powerful in Cali even in the Mickey Cohen days. Las Vegas and NYC is the only places where they were huge, I think the mob still has a stronghold in Vegas.

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Unread post by FILA » November 30th, 2005, 2:06 pm

since the 70's the mob hasnt run casinos the way they used to be run with less than half of their income reported, now days they still have a little power in vegas but they dont use the casinos for their exploits b/c the feds would shut down the casinos, also the mafia has only 5 large famlies today which are based in NY but have soldiers in Atl(remember the gold club, that was a gambino operation), Cleveland, Philly and in all the other large cities in the US.

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Unread post by fantomseed23 » April 20th, 2006, 8:14 pm

i heard a long time ago there was a Cosa Nostra in Dallas is that true

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Unread post by anders1888 » April 21st, 2006, 8:05 am

STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE IN SICILY

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Unread post by Old Shatterhand » April 21st, 2006, 10:44 am

Dr. Gonzo wrote:The mob was never that powerful in Cali even in the Mickey Cohen days. Las Vegas and NYC is the only places where they were huge, I think the mob still has a stronghold in Vegas.
True but those Milanos raised up for a minute before they got shut down by LE.

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Unread post by Italiano » May 8th, 2006, 4:07 pm

The LCN is still around...not sure whos runnin things but todays Lcn is more hidden than the way they used to be......but there still all over the Us

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Unread post by dutch » May 9th, 2006, 8:04 am

They are very much alive in America.There are allot off website's about La Cosa Nostra,where you can follow the day to day reportings about LCN.

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Unread post by calle83 » May 12th, 2006, 7:03 am

about a month ago they caught the head of the cosa nostra after 40 year.

just the same day the italien president lost the election.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4898930.stm

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Unread post by dutch » May 17th, 2006, 10:48 am

In Italy there is already a new Boss of Bosses of La Cosa Nostra.Don't know his name,but give it time.

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Unread post by casalem » January 5th, 2007, 7:26 am

I don't know wat is happenin to cosa nostra in usa but i know that in italy is considerably changed.first of all no-one in italy talks about it any more n if some1 does it doesn't call it cosa nostra no longer,but just call it mafia siciliana.In Italy rite now the strongest mob is 'ndrangheta from Calabria who is one of the greatest drug deals organization in the world.1 year n half ago in Calabria was killed the governor of this region n now a lot of local politicians r threatened by 'ndrangheta.On the contrary the most dangerous mob in the south of Italy is Camorra in Naples area,where several gangs fight each other to take control oof the drug deals.

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Unread post by curiousdude06 » January 6th, 2007, 7:23 pm

Just from reading news articles and stuff, I surmise the Italian American mafia is still out there, doing their thang.

I believe they (at least some of the head honchos) are paying the Aryan Brotherhood for protection in the penal system, a sure sign that they are but a shadow of their former selves where they were "bigger than U.S. Steel."

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Unread post by ShqipeG » July 5th, 2007, 12:43 pm

The Italian mafia is damaged severely in the US. in the 50's they were are there peak of power. During the 70's things started going down hill a little bit. then in the mid to late 80's thing really turned out bad. before you knew it snitches were everywhere and by the 90's they lost alooooot of power. in the 80's the Gambinos used to be 400 MADE guys, now i dont think there is even 150 made guys or even 100.

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Unread post by Jinky » July 5th, 2007, 12:49 pm

Theyre probally just wanting poeple to think they dont exist

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Unread post by ShqipeG » July 5th, 2007, 1:30 pm

Jinky wrote:Theyre probally just wanting poeple to think they dont exist

nope, as mch asp eople would like to think the italian mafia is still powerful they're not like before. before meyer lansky could say were bigger than US steel. now the italian mafia isnt bigger then Toys R' Us lmaooo. the mafia is still POWRFUL but its divided now into other ehtnic groups, everybody used to work for the Italians now there are other mobs bigger then them.

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Unread post by TeeKay » July 6th, 2007, 8:56 pm

This guys an albanian groupie

LCN were never a huge presence in cali,

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Unread post by ShqipeG » July 7th, 2007, 11:52 am

TeeKay wrote:This guys an albanian groupie

LCN were never a huge presence in cali,

whose an Albanian groupie... me? I am Albanian but I havent mentioned Albanians in this forum I dont think...

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Unread post by thewestside » December 28th, 2007, 8:25 pm

The Italian Mafia (La Cosa Nostra) is gone is many cities, such as Denver, Dallas, New Orleans, and San Jose to name a few. The families remaining in Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Los Angeles are about the size of a single crew. The families in Cleveland, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Milwaukee are slightly larger, but are still weak and ineffectual. However, there continues to be considerable Mafia activity in Buffalo, Boston, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Detroit, where the families still control lucrative gambling, loansharking, and extortion operations. Finally, the five New York Mafia families and the Chicago family are still considered a significant organized crime threat, though they not as powerful as they once were. Besides the usual street rackets, they continue to be involved in labor racketeering and various legitimate industries, and in recent years have moved into sophisticated new crimes like stocks/securities fraud, computer fruad, and health care fraud.

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