Cosa Nostra


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Synonyms for Cosa Nostra

a crime syndicate in the United States

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However, Supreme Court judges accepted prosecutor Aurelio Galasso's claim that Marcello Dell'Utri was the guarantor of the agreement between Berlusconi and Cosa Nostra for 18 years, from 1974 to 1992.
Temiendo por sus vidas, el exministro del Interior, Nicola Mancino, y su colega Calogero Mannino comisionaron al empresario Marcello Dell' Utri, asi como a los generales de carabinieri Antonio Subiranni y Mario Mori, para que iniciaran los contactos con la Cosa Nostra.
In recent years, the weakened Cosa Nostra has had to yield most of the illegal drug trade to their rivals the 'Ndrangheta from neighbouring Calabria - who are said to control the import of 80 per cent of all cocaine sold in Europe.
The is named after slain judge Giovanni Falcone, who was killed along with his wife, Francesca Morvillo, in the 1992 bombing in Sicily by Cosa Nostra.
Borsellino is the sister of Paolo Borsellino, a judge who was assassinated by the Cosa Nostra, while Crocetta is the former mayor of Gela and is permanently under police protection, reports AFP.
New York: Five alleged members of New York s Cosa Nostra have been arrested and charged with racketeering, extortion and other typical mafia activities, authorities said Friday.
The opening sections provide an informatively descriptive introduction to organized criminal enterprises such as La Cosa Nostra, the Irish Mob, and 'Kosher Nostra'.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is employing a Cosa Nostra scenario, according to Yane Yanev, leader of the marginal conservative party RZS, commenting on Thursday's explosion at the office of the Galeria weekly.
Summary: US authorities have charged 127 suspected Cosa Nostra members in the biggest mafia roundup in New York's history.
Most of the assets seized were in Sicily, home of the Cosa Nostra, and in southern Calabria, home of its sister crime organization, the 'Ndrangheta.
The scale of the raids, which also included arrests in the United States, underlined the growing power of the 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia that was long overshadowed by the Sicilian Cosa Nostra.
In recent decades, the 'Ndrangheta has become the largest and most feared of Italy's four large organised crime syndicates, which include the Camorra in the area of Naples, Cosa Nostra in Sicily and the smaller Sacra Corona Unita in the southeastern region of Puglia.
FOR MOST of us, Sicily is a scene out of Godfather -- a scenic yet sinister place where the Cosa Nostra rules upholding the code of silence ( omerta ) and the threat of retribution.
Summary: FLORENCE, Italy: In the small town of Corleone in central Sicily, 13 people, five of whom suffer from psychiatric distress, run a farm on lands confiscated from the Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian mafia.
Department of Justice called a part of La Cosa Nostra or the Mafia.