Posted by B on April 05, 2001 at 07:10:26:
In Reply to: Greek Mafia posted by Curious on March 01, 2001 at 09:32:06:
The Mafia is an organization which has its SOLE roots in Sicily. Many people like to use th eterm generically, but believe me it is not the same thing. There is ONLY one mafia so to speak. That is not to say that there are not other groups involved in organized crime.
There is likely Greeks (and pretty much any ethnic group) who are invovled in organized crime. Short of the South American drug trade they are not coming close to the level of corruptness that the actual mafia was and still is involved in.
I have noticed that some young Greeks (and probably most ethnic groups) like to tought themselves as being the "Greek Mafia" Including my girlfriends looser brother and his friends. Well hate to burst your bubble, once again you come up short against in trying to be Italian.
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