Explores the rise of extra-legal protection organizations in contemporary China, contributing to the understanding of organized crime and corruption in the Chinese context. It examines two types of extra-legal protectors: Black Mafia (street gangsters) and Red Mafia (corrupt public officers), and their impact on Chinese society.
The Sicilian Mafia – The Business of Private Protection (Paper)
The Sicilian Mafia – The Business of Private Protection
Reuter: Disorganized Crime Illegal Markets & The Mafia (paper)
This road map foldable into a practical format contains detailed information suitable for motorists and other travelers planning to visit the given country or area. The road map features symbols indicating notable tourist attractions and public transportation.
В дополнении Mafia III. Sign of the Times, не находя себе места после гибели родных, Линкольн вместе с отцом Джеймсом отправляется на руины бара Сэмми. Но, как оказывается, в городе орудует секта, члены которой приносят человеческие жертвы на местах крупных трагедий.
This road map foldable into a practical format contains detailed information suitable for motorists and other travelers planning to visit the given country or area. The road map features symbols indicating notable tourist attractions and public transportation. Масштабы карт: 1:100000, 1:150000. Формат карты в разложенном виде: 130 см х 51 см.
The Mob is notorious for its cruel and immoral practices, but its most successful bosses have always been extremely smart businessmen. Now, former Gambino associate Louis Ferrante reveals the Mafia's surprisingly effective management techniques and explains how to apply them—legally—to any legitimate business.After being arrested and serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence, Ferrante went straight. He realized that the Mob's most valuable business lessons would allow him to survive and thrive in the real world.In Mob Rules, Ferrante draws on his real-life experiences to offer fascinating advice that really works and to share behind-the-scenes episodes just as outrageous as those occurring on Wall Street every day.
Published to coincide with the eponymous blockbuster film, Roberto Saviano's groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as 'the System', the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by 'the System', and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street. "Gomorrah" is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.
Book DescriptionHood brokers. Monthly million dollar paychecks. Thirty-six hour cocaine binges.'Rocky' themed pep rallies. Run-ins with Mafia thugs toting Mac 10 machine pistols. This was the life of Louis Pasciuto, a fast-talking Staten Island kid who, from the age of 19 to 25, moved stocks for 17 different brokerage houses-most of that time without even a fake license. This inside account of the Mafia's infiltration of Wall Street details Louis' career as the consummate liar, selling phantom stocks to naive Americans and leading a lifestyle worthy of Caligula. To avoid a long prison sentence, Pasciuto eventually turned state's witness. Now, Gary Weiss shares the inside story of Wall Street's notorious 'chop houses,' the crooked Mob-run brokerages whererampant thievery netted several billion dollars from gullible investors.Download DescriptionThis account of the Mafia's infiltration of Wall Street uses as its chief source a fast-talking Staten Island kid named Louis Pasciuto who, from age l9-25, moved stocks for l7 different brokerage houses-most of that time without even a fake license. Louis was the consummate liar, selling overpriced and phantom stocks to naive Americans and leading a lifestyle worthy of Caligula. To avoid a long prison sentence, he ultimately became a witness for the state. Among the book's scenes: morning pep rallies filled with Dr. Seuss poetry and "Rocky" theme music; tie-'em-up-in-knots cold-call sessions that netted for each hood-broker as much as $500,000 per month; 36-hour cocaine binges; orgies; and tussles with Mafia thugs toting Mac l0 machine pistols.
Las Vegas is such an extraordinary destination. Research has shown that the city of Las Vegas was developed mainly with thanks to the mafia. Las Vegas has had an extraordinary way of developing. The city did not develop, for example by the means of the Destination Life Cycle from Butler, 1980 nor did it develop by the means of the broad context model by Weaver, 2000. And also the government had nothing to do with Las Vegas' tourism development. Organized crime was the factor that developed Las Vegas. It was not until New York City mafia boss Meyer Lansky sent well-known gangster Bugsy Siegel to Las Vegas that Las Vegas became a popular destination. With Siegel's imagination and organizational skills and the Mafia's money, the first gambling palace, The Flamingo, was the first of many gangster- financed gambling hotels in Las Vegas. The mafia were also the ones to introduce entertainment into the city with icons like The Rat Pack, Elvis, Liberace and Wayne Newton. The mafia turned the Las Vegas Boulevard into the glitzy and glamorous Las Vegas Strip.