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Italian mob has 200bn annual budget
EU Observer ^ | 25.03.14 @ 19:08 | Nikolaj Nielsen

Posted on 03/25/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The Italian mob’s annual budget is bigger than that of the EU, with most of the money spent outside Italy, the country’s foreign ministry says.

“Organised crime has an annual budget of more than €200 billion,” said Giovanni Brauzzi, security policy director at the Italian ministry of foreign affairs, on Tuesday (25 March).

“They invest only 10 percent of this budget in Italy; the rest they invest in countries in Europe and elsewhere. They have good friends everywhere,” he added.

The EU’s annual budget for 2014 in comparison is around €140 billion. …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eurobanking; europeanunion; eussr; italy; mafia
€200 billion and €140 billion are $275.5 billion and $192.9 billion respectively, ATTOW.
1 posted on 03/25/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Interesting to know where to draw the lines between the Italian Mafia and, let’s say, the Chicago Mafia or the Las Vegas Mafia.

There are some interconnections, but not necessarily total control by one boss.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 1:45:02 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s a lot of cannoli.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 1:45:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Peanuts compared to the criminal mob in Washington.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 2:11:54 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Cicero

Under Obama the mafya is the tax payer.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 3:07:23 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow — is any of that money budgeted to Chicago and Washington???


6 posted on 03/25/2014 3:09:59 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Olog-hai

This is a guess as to how much money the mob controls. Remember, prosecuters/government have an interest in inflating the mobs threat.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 3:58:14 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Olog-hai

Michael, we’re bigger than US steel.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 4:00:31 PM PDT by lowbridge
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Is this true? How do they know? Does the Mafia report their income?


9 posted on 03/25/2014 5:38:12 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Woe to those who call good evil, and evil good; call darkness light, and light, darkness.)
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