Cosa Nostra


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Cosa Nostra

secret organization akin to the Mafia; operates in the U.S. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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At its most powerful, Cosa Nostra killed several public figures, including a Sicilian politician and brother of Italy's president, Piersanti Mattarella, as well as high-profile anti- mafia magistrates, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.
Como lo senala Salvadore Lupo en su Historia de la mafia, la Cosa Nostra ha tenido la capacidad de vincularse de manera novedosa con la gran politica y los grandes negocios.
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".
According to The Independent, the billionaire tycoon, nicknamed the Teflon Don, worked with Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia, via his conduit and former senator Marcello Dell'Utri after judges sentenced Dell'Utri to seven years for mafia association.
They accused him of fleeing as he faced trial over his alleged Cosa Nostra "man of honour" connections.
He was "a man of honour" in Mafia group Cosa Nostra, controlling Trabia, near Palermo in Sicily, the court heard.
Mafia prince; inside America's most violent crime family and the bloody fall of la Cosa Nostra.
Tal acuerdo tuvo por objeto detener la violencia terrorista que por aquellos anos habia desatado la Cosa Nostra en Sicilia y ciudades como Florencia, Milan y Roma, en represalia por las condenas del maxiproceso judicial que en 1987 habia llevado a prision a 474 lideres y prominentes colaboradores de la Mafia.
Alleged members of three crime families of La Cosa Nostra, including alleged Mafiosos with nicknames such as "Papa Smurf," "Muzzy" and "Tony Lodi," are facing charges.
Only when control of Cosa Nostra fell to a new Godfather, Bernardo Provenzano, in 1995 did the violence end, with a softly-softly policy known as "pax mafiosi".
30 Carlisle The Gambino family is one of the Five Families who dominate organised crime activities in New York City within the nationwide mafia or La Cosa Nostra.
The school is named after anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone and his wife, judge Francesca Morvillo, who died in a Cosa Nostra bombing in Sicily.