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Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Sicilian Mafia (Updated) 2017

6. What’s In A Name?

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Sicilian Mafia

Now, to what extent you can live with a bad name that ceases to go away ever! This is the state which every Corleone resident is suffering through. The residents, mainly consist of small-scale business owners and simple middle-class people, with lifestyle far away from any complications. It’s being reported, Corleone residents have petitioned to change the town’s name, in disgust regarding its criminal connotations. The Mafia connections does not seem to sit well with them, which is quite natural for obvious reasons.

5. 20 Billion Pound/Year Through Extortion!

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Sicilian Mafia

Okay, so this one is surely amazing… I mean, if you look at it in that light. In the whole of Southern Italy, the Mafia is believed to make more than 20 billion pound a year, only by extorting money from other people. Mainly, residents who own small businesses. Though, this is seriously illegal and demands urgent action, but the concerned authorities seem to be at loss for words and actions, when it comes to taking strict action against the Mafia.

4. The Curious Case of Pizzo

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Sicilian Mafia

Now, I know this Pizzo sounds almost like Pizza, which brings water to your mouth, every time you hear of it. But… Pizzo is a far more unfortunate thing, than a slice of Pizza. Pizzo is the Sicilian term for the protection money, every resident, business owner, shopkeeper et al, have to pay to the Mafia. It is compulsory and in a way, can be said that, is an amount that people pay to be able to live and carry on with their life.

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