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93,247. Diane Keating: What did your wife do?
Woody Allen: She was a hitman for the Mafia. (Wife & Mafia) Sleeper 1973 starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton & John Beck & Marya Small & Susan Miller & Mary Gregory & Don Keefer & Peter Hobbs & John McLiam & Bartlett Robinson & Chris Forbes et al, director Woody Allen
95,646. To define the mafia as ‘the industry of violence’ is open to misunderstanding. Violence is a means, not an end; a resource, not the final product. The commodity that is really at stake is protection. It may be argued that ultimately protection rests on the ability to use force, but it does not follow that it coincides with it ... These were people who find it in their individual interest to buy mafia protection. While some may be victims of extortion, many others are willing customers. (Gangstas & Mafia & Protection & Violence) Professor Diego Gambetta, The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection
12,926. The Mafia and the mob runs this country. And the Catholic Church is behind the Mob. Period. (Catholicism & United States of America & Mafia & Mob) Jordan Maxwell, lecture The Illuminati
16,964. I want to tell a story about this particular man. I want to tell the story about the reality of being a mobster – or what I perceive to be the reality of life in organized crime. They aren’t shooting each other every day. They sit around eating baked ziti and betting and figuring out who owes who money. Occasionally, violence breaks out – more often than it does in the banking world, perhaps. (Gangsta & Mafia) David Chase, creator and showrunner of The Sopranos
19,501. I think we should not have involved ourselves with the Mafia. Richard Bissell, former CIA official
19,502. The Mob – organised crime – has taken on a brand new look that most people wouldn't recognised ... Organised crime didn't die – it evolved. Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Mafia: Alive? s2e10
19,503. The Mob has taken a leap into cyberspace. ibid.
19,504. This is what separates us from the rest of the world: we don’t have law as a net; in the end everything gets physical. (Gangstas & Mafia) Big Jim Colosimo
16,980. I am not satisfied when I see men like Jimmy Hoffa in charge of the largest union in the United States still free. (Gangsta & Assassination & Mafia) John F Kennedy
16,981. The thirties were a rough time for labour relations in the United States. Organisers were killed, cars were bombed and strikes often turned violent. Hoffa’s brother was among the victims of a shooting that occurred during one of these strikes. Troops were sometimes moved in. (Gangstas & Labour & Strike & Industrial Relations & Assassination & Mafia) Great Crimes & Trials: Jimmy Hoffa
16,982. He worked long and hard for his members, and to develop his own power base. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,983. It was Hoffa who controlled the members and the money. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,984. And they claim that the charges had been trumped up as a result as a personal vendetta between Hoffa and Kennedy. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,985. Jimmy Hoffa was going to jail. It was a day he never thought he would see. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,986. On 4th December 1971 President Nixon commuted James Hoffa’s sentence. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,987. The Mob had found Fitz [Fitzsimmons] much easier to control. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,988. He mentioned he was seeing Tony Provenzano and a colleague ... In a call to his wife he said he had been stood up. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,989. One theory has it that the three men were Mafia executioners who garrotted or executed him as they went along. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,990. Jimmy Hoffa has been recognised as a brilliant labour leader. Whose links with crime were the downside of a ruthless dedication to his members. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,991. Like Faust he made a pack with the Devil; like Faust he paid the penalty. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,992. At 2 p.m. on 30th July 1975 Jimmy Hoffa, one-time leader of the all-powerful US Teamsters Union, arrived at the Red Fox, a suburban Detroit restaurant. He was there to meet two former colleagues to talk about how he could win back his old position as President of the Teamsters. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) Vanishings: Jimmy Hoffa
16,993. Although Hoffa was taking back-handers through his negotiations with the Mafia he did work hard on behalf of the Teamsters. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,994. No matter how hard he tried to expose Hoffa’s connection to organised crime Kennedy couldn’t pin him down. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,995. Hoffa made the important money decisions himself. Few others had the authority or the nerve to challenge him. Nobody knew what he was up to. Back-handers and secret loans were commonplace. Nothing was ever repaid. In all Hoffa is believed to have siphoned off more than fifty million dollars of union funds. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,996. Eventually Hoffa was charged with bribery using union funds ... The case against him ended with a hung jury. But Hoffa was soon back in court to face jury-rigging and fraud charges ... Hoffa was sentenced to eight years for jury-tampering. Four months later Hoffa was sentenced to another five years for conspiracy and fraud. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,997. Hoffa’s car was still in the restaurant car park ... A witness than came forward and said that he had seen Hoffa driving off in a car with three men ... Hoffa had vanished without a trace. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
82,000. It may be the most famous missing person’s case in history. On July 30th 1975 the Labor leader Jimmy Hoffa vanished. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? PBS 2014
82,001. At 2.30 Hoffa called his wife. Hoffa’s abandoned car was found the next morning in the restaurant parking lot. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
82,002. Did Frank Sheeran murder Jimmy Hoffa on orders from Russell Bufalino? (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) ibid.
16,998. Well it’s difficult to imagine anybody having a motive to harm my father or abduct him. (Gangstas & Mafia & Assassination) James P Hoffa son, televised news conference
111,137. ‘Hoffa did a tremendous diservice to truckers across America. Let’s face it he was corrupt.’ (Assassination & Gangstas & Mafia) Mobsters s1e6: Jimmy Hoffa, Bio 2007
111,138. The union that Jimmy Hoffa built was once the biggest and most powerful in America. It was also the most corrupt. (Assassination & Gangstas & Mafia) ibid.
111,139. Jimmy was dedicated to his young wife. (Assassination & Gangstas & Mafia) ibid.
111,140. He would also craft a deal with the devil. (Assassination & Gangstas & Mafia) ibid.
111,141. In October 1957 he was elected general president of the Teamsters by an overwhelming 72% of the vote. (Assassination & Gangstas & Mafia) ibid.