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Old 01-25-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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The mafia was very heavy in Cleveland and Youngstown from the 30's to the 70's and even through the 80's. There is not much mafia left or at least they don't run that many things anymore but if you look there is definitely still a mafia presence in Cleveland. You might want to look it up on the internet or in the library. I have found a lot of things on the internet about the Cleveland mafia families and there is tons of things about it if you find the right place.
It's not that they aren't around or noticeable - it's the fact they have learned to not be so public. Of course they are around, they are just being smart about everything... as opposed to earlier times.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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There was an Italian funeral home in Mentor that was supposedly a mafia front business. I don't know if that was true, but it is interesting that I drove by that funeral home every day for almost 20 years and never saw a funeral being held there!!!
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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I am trying to help daughter write a thesus on maffia families, crime etc in the Ohio area. Can anyone direct me.
Maybe stop at any of the Caffaro properties or look up the Dibartalo's in the Youngstown directories.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: cleveland
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if i tell you. i have to kill you.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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most of the mafia now is white collar college degreed business professionals . I dont think they gun down as they did in the early days, they are more refined
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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The mafia was very heavy in Cleveland and Youngstown from the 30's to the 70's and even through the 80's. There is not much mafia left or at least they don't run that many things anymore but if you look there is definitely still a mafia presence in Cleveland. You might want to look it up on the internet or in the library. I have found a lot of things on the internet about the Cleveland mafia families and there is tons of things about it if you find the right place.
No presence? I strongly disagree. Surely not as large and publicly known - but anytime a mob is bringing HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars in a year in Cleveland isn't "not much mafia left".. obviously there is and the FBI knows about it... and has written about them.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Al Capone had a house in Canton, I believe Canton was once called "Little Chicago" because of the constant presence of Capone and his gangsters.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I dont know if I have said this or not, but I have heard that Cleveland was the car bombing capital sometime in the 70s I think. I heard that in one year the city had over 50 car bombings or something like that, also Youngstown was pretty bad and still is but not as much with the mafia, they dont call it a "Youngstown Tune-Up" for nothing lol.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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I am trying to help daughter write a thesus on maffia families, crime etc in the Ohio area. Can anyone direct me.
Certainly this is a Joke...?
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:42 AM
 
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I am trying to help daughter write a thesus on maffia families, crime etc in the Ohio area. Can anyone direct me.
Kikat, while not technically in OH, but just across the river from Cincinnati ... Newport was heavily involved with the mob (Italians). The entire city was ran by it actually. Underground casinos, the works ... Robert Kennedy was even assigned to clean things up.

Check it out, very interesting!
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