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GREEK MAFIA

Here's some comments I found on Urban Dictionary:

A mafia which is predominantly Greek and Cypriot. Considered one of the best Mafia's now due to the lack of publicity on the Greek Mob as with the Italian Mafia and the Russian Mafia.

Based in Greece, it has turf in other places like Philadelphia, Astoria NY, Chicago, and Toronto.

"The Greek Mafia is so good no one has even heard about them."

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The ''Ikoyennia'' (The Family)

NY boss: Pericles Diamantopoulos

Houston boss: Andreas Kouvalakis
bootleg liquor, gambling, diners, strip clubs


"Adelfia" (brothers, associates, soldiers):

Nassos Papaspiratos, Dino Kouvalakis, Tony Hadzimenos, Billy Krifakis, Theo Manolakis, Manny Tsiklou, Strato Kleftoulas, Micheal Vergoitis.

Hold meetings in Greek churches to avoid FBI surveillance, have many political members in City Hall. Kouvalakis is from the island of Patmos, in Greece.

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Organized crime syndicates in the country of Greece and The United States. Most of the organizations in America operated alongside Italian-American families such as the Lucchese, Genovese, and Gambino Crime Family up until 2001, when associates of the Gambinos, Anthony Moscatiello, Tony Ferrari, and James Fiorillo had murdered several members such as Gus Boulis, owner of SunCruz Casinos, in south Florida.

The Greek-Americans operate mostly in areas on the east coast such as Boston, Philadelphia, and Queens, New York where the Valentzas Family and other groups allegedly control underground casinos and gambling rackets. Tarpon Springs, Florida is also home to many Greek-American groups such as the Pappas Family. There are unrelated organizations in Greece, predominantly on the islands of Cyprus, Crete and Chios.




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