MOB HISTORY

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Below is a time-line of some elements from the history of the American mob.

We understand the dangers of romanticizing crime. That is not our intent. Crime is wrong. But the vision of a mobster with the swagger and charm is something worth celebrating.

A QUICK HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MOB

These are Just a Few Highlights

1869

New Orleans' Second District

One of the first accounts of organized crime in the US was talking about Sicilians and area crime. The Police Superintendant was killed execution style in 1890.

1900-ish

New York - The Five Points Gang

Founded by Paul Kelly, you can learn more by watching the Gangs of New York.

1920-1933

Prohibition Era

Prohibition of alcohol was a boon to organized crime. Al Capone was not the only mobster from the era, but certainly is a popular figure. There are increases in organized crime all over the country.

1930's

The Commission

Crime got more organized and a ruling class developed that controlled activity.

1941-1945

World War II

Activity continued and began cooperating with the government in the war effort while also expanding their own interests.

1950's

Las Vegas

The influence climbed with the development of the major casinos but started to wane a bit in the 1960's.

1970

The RICO Act

A new level of crime fighting came in to fight against the mob.

1991

Sammy the Bull Gravano

The Bull turns states evidence and deals a major blow to organized crime in New York.

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