Feds Arrest 10 In Alleged Crime Family Bust

In 1990, Martin Scorsese directed the legendary film known as “Goodfellas”. The movie tells a theatrical tale directly based on the real lifestyle of Italian mafioso organized crime bosses in the greater New York City area. The movie was based on a book titled “Wiseguy” released by Nicholas Pileggi in 1985. Henry Hill, a character in the movie was a real former mobster placed in the witness protection program. Hill had been interviewed by Pileggi, and in turn the book was created which proved to be a representation of the illicit lifestyle mobsters engaged in during the peak of mob activity in the New York City area in the United States in the 1970s-early 1990s.

While the mob remains active today (and many ethnic groups engage in these gangster-like activities), the former mayor of New York City Rudy Guiliani is often credited with being the individual most responsible for destroying the mob. For decades, federal, city and state officials in the region had attempted to crush the mob but had often faltered. It was not until Guiliani began successfully utilizing “RICO” or racketeering laws to nab mobsters in the 1980s and 1990s that the end of widespread mafioso domination occurred.

Guiliani has been deemed by many as one of the greatest mayors of New York City in the history of the metropolis and is credited with cleaning up the city and implementing effective policies that made it a desirable and relatively safe place to visit and live. Unfortunately, New York in the present day is edging closer and closer to returning to its state of affairs prior to Guiliani due to the failures of its current radical progressive Democratic leadership. The mob is still being targeted by prosecutors in the Empire State. In early November, 10 members of the Gambino family were indicted federally. The alleged mobsters are charged with using extortion and violence to monopolize sanitation and construction industries.