I think I know what you guys are referring to -- a liberal think tank wrote a story analyzing how one of the President's executive orders could be used against the Mafia -- and my blog, Cosa Nostra News (http://cosa-nostra-news.blogspot.com/
), was quoted in the damn story...
Check out: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2963149/posts
Needless to say, I also wrote something about it:
President Obama's Exec Order Could Finish Off Mafia
President Barack Obama last year issued an Executive Order that authorizes the Treasury Department to designate certain crime rings as "transnational groups" in order to freeze their U.S. assets and ban American citizens and companies from conducting business with them.
This order has already been used against some foreign crime rings, with some speculating that the American Mafia -- the Gambino crime family, in particular -- could be next.
The Free Republic noted that the Gambino crime family could finally be undone due to the fact that it is allegedly strengthening its ties to Sicily.
Under President Obama's Executive Order 13581, issued on July 24, 2011, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, several transnational crime groups have been put on the Treasury Department’s blacklist already, including the Yakuza from Japan, the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia in Italy, Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas and Central America’s Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13.
The Free Republic speculates that "perhaps the Gambino crime family may be next. Although all five of New York’s Mafia families allegedly have ties to the Sicilian Mafia the Gambinos reportedly are most deeply entrenched with their overseas paesanos. Apparently several of its reputed leaders "have strong ties to Sicily, including through the Palermo-based Inzerillo clan, as reported by Ed Scarpo for Cosa Nostra News." [Yes, we were surprised to find this mention here, as well.]
According to Wikipedia, the Inzerillo-Gambino Mafia clan claims it "is a transatlantic Mafia family, based in Palermo and New York City... In Sicily, the family clan is centered around the Inzerillo, the Spatola and Di Maggio families, while in the United States the Sicilian faction in the Gambino crime family is the core of the group. The Inzerillo clan hailed from the Passo di Ragano neighbourhood in Palermo. They were relatives of New York City Mafia boss Carlo Gambino."
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