Mafia Loan Sharks in Italy

According to a Italian think tank, the Italian Mafia earns $17 billion (12.6 Euros) from loansharking each year.  An estimated 180,000 merchants directly or indirectly receive their loans from the Mafia in Italy.

Overall, the Mafia generates about $167 billion (130 billion Euros) in revenue.


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  1. Source: Associated Press, “Italy’s Mafia thrives in global financial meltdown,” Google News, April 25, 2009.

    More organized crime intelligence.

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