In the nineteenth century, a criminal empire emerged from the wave of Sicilian immigrants that made the perilous journey to the United States. This criminal organization that made inroads operated under the code of silence, also known as Omérta. The evolution of the Mafia spelled violence and corruption for the populations of the United States and endless vendettas that decimated honest Sicilians. Unfairly stereotyped as a result of their criminal “cousins,” a leader emerged who set the foundation for the way the organization would be run for the next 150 years.
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