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Old 12-15-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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I've always been curious about how the Mafia has changed. I'm sure extorting local businesses is gone. But big money industries like construction, building and demolition should still have mob influence. Well at least Italian.

Did the mob move into other industries or was it that they established themselves. That does seem to be the transition of immigrant groups to loot then establish themselves by sending their kids to law school.

But then again businesses aren't small anymore. The money is somewhat intangible when compared to the old school mafia era. I say look into those dark pool investment groups, flash investors, forex trading, gambling, default swaps, corporate insurance frauds, insider trading, libor, china financial backing, bailouts etc. There are so many ways people are manipulating industries or market that even if you understood how it's being done your head would spin. I'm sure some in the construction industry in jersey shore are jumping at the opportunity to rebuild.

I'm kicking rocks. I wish I was connected. I need money.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Bensonhurst was once a huge breeding ground for the mafia. Idk about today though. I know pretty much everything about the mafi you can ask me any question and I'll probably know it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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I know pretty much everything about the mafi you can ask me any question and I'll probably know it.
LOL!! Yeah sure you do. Ahh man you are a character.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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LOL!! Yeah sure you do. Ahh man you are a character.
I do. I used to hang out in Bensonhurst all the time back in the day in the 70s and 80s. Trust me I know a lot.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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I do. I used to hang out in Bensonhurst all the time back in the day in the 70s and 80s. Trust me I know a lot.
Who really wacked out Gus Farace?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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what are you writing a book?
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Who really wacked out Gus Farace?
The bonanno family was behind that one. He was a sick puppy that needed to be put down. He killed a 17 year old kid also. I think the kid was a prostitute or something. He wanted the kid to give him a blo* j**.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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I've always been curious about how the Mafia has changed. I'm sure extorting local businesses is gone. But big money industries like construction, building and demolition should still have mob influence. Well at least Italian.

Did the mob move into other industries or was it that they established themselves. That does seem to be the transition of immigrant groups to loot then establish themselves by sending their kids to law school.

But then again businesses aren't small anymore. The money is somewhat intangible when compared to the old school mafia era. I say look into those dark pool investment groups, flash investors, forex trading, gambling, default swaps, corporate insurance frauds, insider trading, libor, china financial backing, bailouts etc. There are so many ways people are manipulating industries or market that even if you understood how it's being done your head would spin. I'm sure some in the construction industry in jersey shore are jumping at the opportunity to rebuild.

I'm kicking rocks. I wish I was connected. I need money.
They are still making a lot of money. There was a mobster named Ralphie Perna in jersey who made an estimated $2.2 billion over a course of 15 months. That's just unbelievable. But while they are still making a lot of money you have a lot of mobsters getting arrested and a lot of them ratting on each other also.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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Who really wacked out Gus Farace?
I would tell you the exact person who was most likely behind it but I don't think I should go that far. It's most likely on the Internet anyway. You can probably just google it and find out who I'm talking about. Or you could just direct message me.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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what are you writing a book?
Maybe he is who knows man.
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