Early Mafia timeline

A great deal of information, along with source citations, has recently been added to Timeline Part 1, 1282-1899. Later parts of the Timeline – largely neglected for more than a decade – will soon receive similar attention.

After his retirement, former NYPD Homicide Bureau leader Arthur A. Carey penned an autobiographical book called, Memoirs of a Murder Man. A chapter in that book looked back at the 1903 Barrel Murder and police efforts to put the early Mafia organization of Giuseppe Morello out of business. Carey’s account is noticeably different from the …

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Organized Crime in the Waste Hauling Industry report

A project begun four years ago is today significantly closer to completion. Additional chapters of the New York State Assembly report Organized Crime’s Involvement in the Waste Hauling Industry have been brought online. The report is now available through Chapter 9 and includes a large chart illustrating the complex web of connections among waste disposal …

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The Bibliography listing on the website has been updated. The Bibliography is comprised of more than 240 titles related (in some way) to the subject of organized crime history. The purpose of the list is to acquaint visitors with a selection of reading material. The fact that a book is included in the list should …

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