Spinning a Deadly Web


Public corruption goes hand in hand with organized crime. From paying police officers to look the other way to buying off politicians to land lucrative contracts, the Mob has infiltrated some of America’s most essential institutions. The Mob collaborated with Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters Union to finance Las Vegas casino projects. The Chicago Outfit got its hands dirty in the 1960 presidential election. La Cosa Nostra families in New York controlled a range of industries, from garment manufacturing to the cement companies. Mobsters even conspired with the CIA to try to assassinate Cuban strongman Fidel Castro.