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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ITALIAN authorities have seized [euro]1.6bn (PS1.1bn) from Sicilian construction company officials with alleged ties to Mafia crime families in Corleone, a longtime Cosa Nostra stronghold.
Domenico Rancadore, seen in a court sketch, who has lived in Britain for more than 20 years, was given a seven-year sentence by an Italian court in 1999 for being a member of Cosa Nostra.
When a Mafia criminal known as "The Professor" was discovered living in a West London suburb, his humdrum semi-detached house seemed an odd fit for a notorious Cosa Nostra boss, according to the Daily Telegraph.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A police raid against two Cosa Nostra clans on the Italian island of Sicily solved a 100-year-old mafia murder mystery.
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.
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".
vvGooglinga runner Gambino 2.30 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 group is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family when its structure first came to prominence in the 1960s, and is now run by Domenico Cefalu.
Borsellino is the sister of Paolo Borsellino, a judge who was assassinated by the Cosa Nostra, while Crocetta is the former mayor of Gela and is permanently under police protection, reports AFP.