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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Crime doesn't pay?


£61m a day profit puts Mafia on a par with Fiat
By Malcolm Moore in Rome
(Filed: 26/07/2006)

The Mafia made £61 million a day last year in Italy through protection rackets, bribes and illegal money lending, according to a new report.
The new turnover - which excludes income from drugs and gun-running - puts the Mafia on a par with Fiat and Enel, two of the country's largest companies.
The criminal empire earns five times as much as Telecom Italia, the state telephone monopoly.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger knarf said...

Rumour has it that the largest cash crop in Canada is pot. I guess crime ~does~ pay...

1:43 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

You're kidding? Of course, the bottom would fall out of the market if cannabis were legalised in all countries!

2:40 PM  

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