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Q. When did the press first begin to use the term "Mafia"? Q. Chicago mobster Orazio Tropea had an addressbook at the time of his death. What do we know about the information inside it? Q. Can you explain the decline of the once powerful Detroit Mafia family? Q. Who were the members of the very first Mafia "Commission" formed back in 1931-32? Q. Why do your writings use the term "Stuppagghieri" to refer to the Mafia branch that originated in Monreale, Sicily, and spread to the U.S. through New Orleans? Others use the term "Stoppaglieri."