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Synonyms for Mafia

a crime syndicate in the United States

any tightly knit group of trusted associates

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The political situation has been marching toward uncertainty and a fearful atmosphere for the last few weeks where crime has become dominant, and the drug and land mafias have become more powerful than the state.
Norzehra, said the qabza mafia was threatening her to kill if she resisted them.
Mafia expert Attilio Bolzoni said: "Riina will go down in history as the man who destroyed Cosa Nostra.
He said the liquor mafia and the tender mafia are also ruining the natural resources of Himachal.
In the fourth chapter, Pickering-Iazzi considers mafia geographies of voicelessness.
The embassy cited the Philippine National Police's 'consistent confirmations' that the kidnapping and murder had nothing to do with a Korean mafia.
It is important here to note that Diliberto's personal life experience as a Palermitan directly informs La mafia uccide, a fact that establishes a close correlation between the body of Arturo and the one of Diliberto himself, the voice-over narrator, protagonist, writer, and director of the cinematic project.
Mafia III continues 2K's proud legacy of creating outstanding narrative experiences, and is poised to set a new standard for interactive storytelling, said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.
The probe showed how the mafia still permeates and subjugates (Sicily's) economy and entrepreneurs," Palermo chief prosecutor Francesco Lo Voi told the press conference.
Investigators say the infiltration of construction contracts, thanks to mobsters working inside local governments or the connivance of corrupt politicians, provides a lucrative income to the Mafia.
The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York
The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York offers the first full-length book devoted to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City from the 1930s to the 1950s, and is based on the author/attorney's in-depth research of archives and secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
An official in the Ministry of Coal said that a central task force will be set up to prevent illegal coal mining and keep tabs on the mafia operating in the eastern region of the coal belt, according to Indian Express.
London, Apr 16 ( ANI ): A new study has found that members of the Mafia are more sensitive, family orientated and less selfish than other murderers.
He said local seed mafia was supplying substandard and less germinated seed to farmers on exorbitant rates and this mafia was fleecing the growers with both hands.