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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Is the KC mob undergoing a revival?

As you've probably noted, some of the men indicted in the U.S. attorney's online gambling probe were sons or grandsons of former Kansas City mob figures. Does this mean the mob is undergoing a revival here? Mark Morris talked to local experts who said "meh."

“All of the assets that made the mob what it was — the Teamsters union, political connections and ties to other families — are all gone,” Ouseley said. “Whatever’s left doesn’t have access to the power sources that the Civella group had.”

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