Courtney Dixon, Efrain Negron, Jami Ames, Jovida Waugh, Liz Simmons
Instructor Dorothy Massey
September 26, 2010
Team B Analyzes the Genovese crime family originated from the Morello crime family of East Harlem in Manhattan during the early years of the 20th century. The Morellos started arriving in New York from the village of Corleone, Sicily around 1892, and soon became involved in criminal activities. The family was run by brothers Tony, Nicolo, and Giuseppe Morello, and half brothers Vincenzo "Vincent" Terranova and Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova. By the early 1910s, the Morello family involved themselves with extortion and other traditional Mafia activities in Manhattan. During this time, the Morellos reportedly mentored young children of Italian immigrants into joining their organization. Team B will determine the Genovese crime family national and multinational structure and operating methods, pertaining to the drug business. Analyzing the relationship of the Genovese crime families past and to its current role in Prohibition, drug syndicates, political corruption, and other illicit activities. In addition, include the Genovese crime families various business interests over time.
The Genovese family of organized crime group started in the United States in the 1920s in the prohibition period that was before the group was officially the Genovese family. Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano along with Vito Genovese and Frank Costello began a bootlegging operation in Manhattan that provided the people of the city and the state with alcohol, Manhattan outlawed alcohol bootlegging. The operation was the biggest in the state of New York and also branched out to different states like Philadelphia. The Genovese family used their connections that they had oversees to import large quantities of alcohol. They imported scotch whiskey from Scotland, regular whiskey from Canada and rum from the countries... [continues]
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