Organized crime. The very phrase brings up the images of Al Capone and Bugsy Siegal, as well as Elliot Ness, the famous FBI agent who sought to bring down Capone. The very utterance of these two words showcase our somewhat fascination with the mafia or the mob, capitalized in such movies as Francis Ford Copola's famous Godfather trilogy and serialized true stories shown in Casino and Goodfellas.
But it isn't just the Italian American portrayals that are considered to be a part of this illegal and international club. Discover more about what constitutes a crime syndicate, and the problems with it in the U.S. and around the world.
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