Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Organized Crime Goes Green, As In Cash
George Anastasia, the Philadelphia Inquirer's veteran organized crime reporter, writes that the mob is still knee deep, so to speak, in the garbage business.
Not for nothing was Tony Soprano a solid-waste management consultant.
The writers of the HBO series made New Jersey's most famous, albeit fictitious, wiseguy a player in an industry that for decades has been targeted for exploitation by organized crime.
In that respect, Soprano was a "garbage mobster," a term used by the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation in a report made public last week that warned of the mob's continued presence in the multimillion-dollar waste-disposal business.
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