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The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto
The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto by Lee Lamothe, Adrian Humphreys 0470154454 9780470154458
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The Sixth Family: The Collapse of the New York Mafia and the Rise of Vito Rizzuto by Lee Lamothe, Adrian Humphreys

On May 5, 1981, three rebellious member of New Yorks Bonanno crime family were gunned down in a Brooklyn social club. One of he gunmen was Vito Rizzuto, a man who would rise to the top of the underworld in Canada and then expand across continents to become a global superboss. The Sixth Family reveals the hidden history of the rise of the Rizzuto clan, the alliances it forged around the world and the bloody events that led to charges against Vito Rizzuto in the United States and Italy for racketeering and corruption. As police in the United States, Italy and Canada notions about the nature of authority within the Mafia were called into question. Who was this so-called John Gotti of Canada? How did he become one of the biggest names in global crime? Picking up where the best-selling hardcover edition of The Sixth Family left of, Lee Lamothe and Adrian Humphreys expand the story to tell of Rizzutos aggressive but losing battle to thwart American justice and present in-depth coverage of Rizzutos New York trial. In the wake of Rizzutos extradition, police in Quebec carried out Project Colisee, a sensational sweep of the underworld that netted 80 suspected members of the Sixth Familys criminal and financial network in an effort to declaw the Mafia. Is Rizzutos near-perfect Mafia coming to an end? Or is the underworld legend simply to powerful to fall? A Machiavellian mystery tour of the mob underworld. Essential reading... for anyone concerned about the intrusion of traditional organized crime into every facet of our society. - The Globe and Mail With a reporters eye for details and a novelists gift for storytelling, the two authors lay bare the Rizzutofamilys inner workings and international connections. - The record (Kitchener

Author: Lee Lamothe, Adrian Humphreys

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 432

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2008-02-04

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