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Godfather's vs The Law Mafia Documentary

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The American Mafia, commonly known as the Mafia, Italian Mafia, Italian Mob, or the Mob in the United States, is an Italian American criminal society. Similar to the Sicilian Mafia, the Italian-American Mafia is a secret criminal society without a formal name. Its members usually refer to it as Cosa Nostra, Italian for "our thing"). The press also coined the name "National Crime Syndicate" to refer to the entire network of U.S. organized crime, which included the Jewish-American organized crime elements and the Italian-American Mafia. As revealed by the findings of U.S. Senate Special Committee in the 1950s chaired by Estes Kefauver, it was described as a confederation of mainly Italian and Jewish-American organized crime groups throughout the U.S.