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I’ve really tried to stay away from them as much as possible … Very nice people … You just don’t want to owe them money. Donald Trump, 2019 television interview
Diane Keating: What did your wife do?
Woody Allen: She was a hitman for the 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
The Mafia and the mob runs this country. And the Catholic Church is behind the Mob. Period. Jordan Maxwell, lecture The Illuminati
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. David Chase, creator & showrunner of The Sopranos
I think we should not have involved ourselves with the Mafia. Richard Bissell, former CIA official
The Mob – organised crime – has taken on a brand new look that most people wouldn’t recognise ... Organised crime didn’t die – it evolved. Brad Meltzer’s Decoded s2e10: Mafia: Alive? History 2011
The Mob has taken a leap into cyberspace. ibid.
The ’30s 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. Great Crimes & Trials: Jimmy Hoffa s2e20
He worked long and hard for his members, and to develop his own power base. ibid.
It was Hoffa who controlled the members and the money. ibid.
And they claim that the charges had been trumped up as a result as a personal vendetta between Hoffa and Kennedy. ibid.
Jimmy Hoffa was going to jail. It was a day he never thought he would see. ibid.
On 4th December 1971 President Nixon commuted James Hoffa’s sentence. ibid.
The Mob had found Fitz [Fitzsimmons] much easier to control. ibid.
He mentioned he was seeing Tony Provenzano and a colleague ... In a call to his wife he said he had been stood up. ibid.
One theory has it that the three men were Mafia executioners who garrotted or executed him as they went along. ibid.
Jimmy Hoffa has been recognised as a brilliant labor leader. Whose links with crime were the downside of a ruthless dedication to his members. ibid.
Like Faust he made a pack with the devil; like Faust he paid the penalty. ibid.
He [Lucky Luciano] came in 1906 at the age of 8 as part of the great tide of Italian immigrants to the Lower East Side, Little Italy ... At the age of 18 he was sent to the notoriously harsh Hampton Farms Penitentiary for a year for peddling narcotics. His reward for keeping silent when arrested was to be made a full member of the Five Points Gang alongside the infamous Al Capone, Frankie Yale and Johnny Torrio. Great Crimes & Trials: Lucky Luciano and the Mob: Narcotics
[Thomas] Dewey had to battle to extradite him [Luciano] from Arkansas. But at last in May 1936 Charles Lucania, as he was called on the Charge Sheet, found himself in a New York courthouse ... He was sent down for a minimum of 30 years. The heaviest jail sentence ever given for vice. Examined on arrival in prison he was found to have syphilis and to be a drug addict. ibid.
As he reached his car his features contorted with a heart attack that killed him within minutes. ibid.
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. Vanishings: Jimmy Hoffa
Although Hoffa was taking backhanders through his negotiations with the Mafia he did work hard on behalf of the Teamsters. ibid.
No matter how hard he tried to expose Hoffa’s connection to organised crime Kennedy couldn’t pin him down. ibid.
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. Backhanders and secret loans were commonplace. Nothing was ever repaid. In all Hoffa is believed to have siphoned off more than $50 million of union funds. ibid.
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 8 years for jury-tampering. 4 months later Hoffa was sentenced to another 5 years for conspiracy and fraud. ibid.
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. ibid.
It may be the most famous missing person’s case in history. On July 30th 1975 the Labor leader Jimmy Hoffa vanished. Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? PBS 2014
At 2.30 Hoffa called his wife. Hoffa’s abandoned car was found the next morning in the restaurant parking lot. ibid.
Did Frank Sheeran murder Jimmy Hoffa on orders from Russell Bufalino? ibid.
The Mafia didn’t have three different plans to kill JFK, they had one plan and they tried it in three different cities. The second city where they tried was four days before Dallas in Tampa Florida. Lamar Waldron
The bosses of organised crime: fearsome, famous and fatal. For decades the criminal gang known as the Mafia has tarnished the fabric of American society ... How much do the authorities really know? America’s Book of Secrets s2e2: The Mafia, History 2013
According to the FBI, the American Mafia still has approximately 3,000 members. ibid.
The Bonanno family ran their ‘pump n dump’ scheme for four years until the FBI caught up with them and closed it down. ibid.
With the heat back on in the States, and desperate for a return to the glory days in Havana, the Mafia chiefs are more than willing when the CIA comes to them for help with those ongoing attempts to oust Castro, and now that the mobsters know about the secret Kennedy coup plan AMWORLD, they have the cover they need to kill the President with virtual impunity. JFK Assassination: Mob Connection
The President was ending the Vietnam war, which was big business and a lot of money to very very powerful people including Lyndon Johnson. Johnson was a major stockholder in, I believe, at least seven companies that had Vietnam war contracts. He made billions off the war himself. It’s not the only reason why the President was killed, but it was certainly one of the major reasons ... He and his brother Bobby, the Attorney General, were fighting the only effective war in this nation’s history against organised crime. Robert Groden, interview Alex Jones & Jim Marrs
The CIA was in the State and so was the Mafia. Norman Mailer
The Godfather Trilogy: I believe in America. America has made my fortune. The Godfather 1972 starring Marlon Brando & Al Pacino & James Caan & Richard S Castellano & Richard Duvall & Sterling Hayden & John Marley & Richard Conte & Diane Keaton et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, opening scene