Cosa Nostra


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Synonyms for Cosa Nostra

a crime syndicate in the United States

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Carabinieri police colonel Riccardo Sciuto said the builders had made deals with the Cosa Nostra, enabling them to win public contracts "at the expense of honest businessmen".
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.
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.
LORDS OF THE MAFIA - JAPANESE YAKUZA 18 You kind of hate yourself for watching this kind of glorification of the underworld but it is grimly hypnotic, not least when it looks at Japanese mafia and the US crime families and bosses of the Cosa Nostra.
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.
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.
Gotti was accused of involvement in three Cosa Nostra slayings and large-scale cocaine dealing during a decades-long racketeering career with the Gambino crime family in New York and Florida.
A MAFIA turncoat has claimed Cosa Nostra planned to kidnap the Italian Prime Minister - but the plot was scrapped because Silvio Berlusconi had already hired a feared mobster to protect himself.
The decision by the federal government to bail out the Mafia but allow the Cosa Nostra to go under has left investors bewildered and enraged.
The 15-year-old pupil of St Wilfrid's RC College will make her debut at Cosa Nostra in Sunderland tonight after she was seen wowing the judges on the ITV reality show.