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Opinion

 

How The Mafia Took Hold of Los Santos: A brief Explanation from Personal Standpoint.

 

By Billy O’Neill

Billy “The Saint” O’Neill is one of the most renowned independent lawyers in the States. He and his associates are infamously known as the ‘Mafia’s lawyers’. Retired in 2018, he’s now often referred to as a credible source to look inside modern organized crime life. His writings have been published several times exclusively in the New York Times. His new book “21st Century Mafia: Through Law and The System" is going to be published this summer.

 

January 22, 2020

 

Abstract 

Since the 1980s, Los Santos is a never-ending crime hotspot filled with gang activities and rivalries such as Bloods and Crips. It’s also one of the Mafias melting pot in the States. The situation only gets worse when the LSPD was well-known being infamously corrupt. This trend would end by the end of the 20th century. But recently, things are likely going there again. I’ve seen it here and there, now and then, and I believe you’ve seen it as well. 

 

My Personal Life

I grew in an Irish-catholic family of seven members, a father, a mother, two sisters, and two brothers. It is well known, alongside with unclear reasons, that an Irish-catholic family has to consist of many kids, five kids is even considered a rookie number. Our family lived in Brooklyn, NYC, with my father as the first generation in the family to migrate to the States. Meanwhile my mother is an Italian-American with an unknown origin. This was the 1970s and this was far from the 1960s Irish migration to the states. 

 

Brooklyn, in the 1970s was like a hell-hole. No matter what race you are or what community do you live at, it’s always the same: gang and violence are the common courtesy. There was, and still is, the Italian Mafia with the so-called Cosa Nostra—which was brilliantly depicted in Scorsese’s movie ‘The Goodfellas’—, the African-American gangs with the notorious ones such as Bloods and Crips, Russian Mob, and then the Irish Mob. The last two are particularly attached to me, as I’ve handled the Russian Mafia’s cases in NYC and LS for numerous times, and as for the Irish Mob: my brother-in-law is heavily involved in it. 

 

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Russian Mafia

This organization doesn’t like to be referred that way, they preferred to be referred to as ‘Bratva’. Going back and forth from NYC to LS on a daily basis since the 2000s, and it only ended in 2019, I grew a personal relationship with the Bratva’s members. The Bratva establishment in Los Santos wasn’t that old, it was only established in the ‘90s. But this particular organization only strengthens its grip in the area ever since with its growing businesses in narcotics, racketeering, illegal gambling, prostitution, and arms trafficking. Yes, there were crackdowns by the SAPD and FBI here and there, but to be frank: these crackdowns only made the organization grew stronger than ever. They obtained the knowledge that they never had before as they often took ‘crackdown’ as one of their trial-and-errors, thus making them more invincible in the next ‘crackdown’; and they also acquired the connection within the law enforcement themselves. 

 

In the present era, the Bratva’s operation isn’t well-seen in the streets like back in the days. They are more sophisticated, connecting digital platforms with their products, this includes narcotics, weapons, prostitutes, and pornography. Especially in these days, they don’t take ‘race’ or ‘origin’ into consideration anymore, as they now diversified their membership ranging from ex Uni Soviet countries, like Georgia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan; to Eastern European and the Baltic origins. Henceforth, the organization grows stronger, smarter, and now bigger.

 

Few notable members of the Bratva in Los Santos that are so well-known that it couldn’t be hidden anymore: Kazimir, Farah, and Deljuan. These particular individuals are often referred to as the mastermind of the criminal activities in the Bratva community under the name of ‘Zukowski Connection’. The Zukowski Connection is also being well-known in money laundering with major investments in many legal entities across Los Santos. Also, when we put things into a bigger perspective, the Zukowski Connection is collaborating with other organizations as well to strengthen their grip in the city, one of the notorious relation is with the Irish Mob.

 

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Irish Mob

My knowledge about the Irish Mob, especially the one in Los Santos, is mostly come from my brother-in-law, Riley McCarthy, and his fellow associates. Riley is now serving prison time in San Andreas Penitientary for multiple occasions of arsons, GTA, racketeering, and extortion. Now that he’s currently serving the prison time, it’s only right for me to share his story which was told to me since the 2000s but never been disclosed ever since. Riley, back then, was somewhere in the middle of the Los Santos Irish Mob hierarchy under the notorious crew in which was led by his cousin Sean. 

 

The story of Irish Mob establishment in Los Santos is very recent as it takes back only as far as the 2000s. The criminal activities that the Irish Mob has done are more or less the same with the Bratva under the name of Zukowski Connection, with more emphasis on illegal gambling, prostitution, and bootlegging. Other than the story that this mob organization actually originating from New York City, not Ireland, nothing is known much about its history. Even Riley thought that the organization just began, without any particular thing happened in the beginning, or any story to be told. 

 

The Irish Mob, unlike the Zukowski Connection, is being strict for its membership with only selected individuals with the strong faith of catholicism and Irish patriotism would be initiated through a certain process of induction. So strict that an Italian guy named Marinelli who is being loyal to the group for a long periode of time—also being notorious in narcotics mixing in the city as well—is not yet to be inducted in the near future. Nevertheless, this organization holds a strong tie with other organizations to strengthen its grip in Los Santos. Two of the notorious Irish Mob crews are still around to these days, the one which is led by Sean and the one which is led by Danzell.

 

Conclusion

Two organizations and both creating an influential impact in Los Santos criminal scene. These are only two that I’ve explained, out of many. And these are two that are still ongoing and not considered as the ‘Big Families’. Yet from here we have foreseen the dangers that these crime organizations possess. The strength of the law enforcement institution wouldn’t be able to tackle the issues that the Los Santos has, as long as the organizations’ culture still taking grip in the community, it wouldn’t be gone for long. In fact, as I’ve explained earlier, it’d only create stronger organizations with invincible activities and unpredictable moves. The only way that we could end the problem is to have a huge amount of investment in our program to eradicate the gang and mafioso’s culture in our society. 

 

 

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Weeew mafia lagi, godluck !

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Nice! Good luck!!

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