DeCavalcante Crime Family

The DeCavalcante Crime Family is an organized crime family that controls organized crime activities in Elizabeth, New Jersey and Newark, New Jersey, despite operating on the other side of the Hudson River in New York, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). It maintains strong relations with much of Five Families of New York, plus the Philadelphia crime family and the Patriarca crime family of Boston and much of New England. Its illicit activities includes labor racketeering, money laundering, drug trafficking, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, murder for hire, construction, building and cement violations, fraud and wire fraud, hijacking, pier thefts and fencing. It is thought that the fictional DiMeo Crime Family on the HBO original series The Sopranos, is loosely based on the real-life DeCavalcante family.

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