Prices Charged by an Italian Mafia Hitman

A hitman for the Italian Mafia told explained to police how much he was paid for committing a murder on behalf of organized crime. According to press reports, the man told police he would charge $3,700 to kneecap a person. In two of the murders that he confessed to, the hitman stated that he was… Continue reading Prices Charged by an Italian Mafia Hitman

Trash Illegally Dumped by Italian Mafia

From 1990 to 2012, over 10 million tons of waste is believed to have been collected by Mafia groups in Italy and burned at illegal trash sites, according to environmental group Legambiente. Criminal justice programs in  Italy reported 82 investigations of the mafia and the arrest of over 900 members. 443 waste collection companies have… Continue reading Trash Illegally Dumped by Italian Mafia

‘Ndragheta Racketeering Profits

Security services in Italy estimate that the organized crime group  ‘Ndragheta brings in up to $65 Billion (£40 Billion) a year in black market revenue. One of the main revenue sources is in cocaine trafficking, where ‘Ndragheta controls up to 80 percent of the cocaine imported into Europe. Another key areas of money is from… Continue reading ‘Ndragheta Racketeering Profits

Rise in Cancer Rates in Italy Blamed on Illegal Dumping by Mafia

In towns surrounding the city of Naples in Italy, the cancer rate has increased by nearly 50 percent in the past two decades. Health care agencies and security services are attributing the rise in tumors to illegal toxic waste dumping activities conducted by the Mafia. The Italian mafia won contracts to dispose of toxic waste,… Continue reading Rise in Cancer Rates in Italy Blamed on Illegal Dumping by Mafia

Italian Mafia Racketeering Profits from Farming

A report by the Italian farming lobby states that the mafia in Italy controls $19.2 Billion worth of farming activity in the country. The value of farming for the Mafia increased by 12 percent from 2011. Nearly 25 percent of all Mafia properties seized by police was farmland, according to the report. 15 percent of… Continue reading Italian Mafia Racketeering Profits from Farming

Italian Mafia Murders by Syndicate

Between 1992 and 2010, there have been a total of 3,374 killings committed by the four main mafia syndicates in Italy. The groups are Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndragheta, Camorra, and the Sacra Corona Unita (United Holy Crown, or SCU). The table below listing the number of killings from 2000 to 2010. Year Cosa Nostra ‘Ndrangheta Camorra… Continue reading Italian Mafia Murders by Syndicate

Mafia in New York City

As of 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) estimated that the five crime families in New York City has roughly 700 full-time members and up to 7,000 associates. The NYC office of the FBI had roughly 36 agents who were assigned to investigating organized crime activities. The five families of the Mafia in New… Continue reading Mafia in New York City

‘Ndrangheta Cocaine Trafficking

Italian mafia organization ‘Ndrangheta is believed to control up to 80 percent of Europe’s cocaine imports. Source:  Tristan Dessert, “In the footsteps of the ‘Ndrangheta, the most powerful branch of Italian mafia,” Franc 24, May17, 2013.

Italian Mafia Annual Revenue

The following is the estimated revenue of Mafia syndicates in Italy based upon data from the Interior Ministry and other crime statistics. Camorra: $5 Billion (€3.75 Billion) ‘Ndrangheta: $4.6 Billion (€3.5 Billion) Cosa Nostra: $2.5 (€1.9 Billion) In terms of size and market reach, the Camorra and ‘Ndrangheta together account for 70 percent of all… Continue reading Italian Mafia Annual Revenue

Match Fixing Racket by Organized Crime

FIFA, (The International Federation of Association Football) estimates that organized crime syndicates make up to $15 Billion a year by fixing football (American Soccer) matches. One single match fixing scandal in Italy is estimated to have made the Camorra and Mafia syndicates $2.6 Billion in earnings. (More earnings from under the table jobs and crime.)… Continue reading Match Fixing Racket by Organized Crime