What are the rackets? The mob had to make money somehow, so they dipped their hands into a plethora of activities to bring in the bucks. Everything from gambling to narcotics to labor union infiltration to securities and thefts, the mob did its best to dip its hands into the till.
Below you will find articles on a variety of mob rackets. Keep checking back as we will continue to add to this collection.
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