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organized crime

n.
1. Crime committed by groups engaged in planned and sustained criminal activities.
2. The people and the groups involved in such criminal activities.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.organized crime - underworld organizationsorganized crime - underworld organizations    
social group - people sharing some social relation
yakuza - organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises
gang, mob, pack, ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
underworld - the criminal class
Sicilian Mafia, Maffia, Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
Camorra - a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
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organized crime

ncriminalità organizzata
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On 21 March 2013 the Cyprus Criminal Court found him guilty on five of the eight counts, namely two counts of participating in a criminal organisation, two counts of participating in a criminal organisation which he ought reasonably to have known was connected to the commission of crimes, and one count of money laundering.
In March 2013, the criminal court found him guilty on five of the eight counts in the indictment, namely two counts of participating in a criminal organisation, two counts of participating in a criminal organisation which he ought reasonably to have known was connected to the commission of crimes, and one count of money laundering.
He arrived from Romania despite having convictions for blackmail and being part of a criminal organisation in his home country.
Jason Keating will be sentenced next month after admitting he facilitated a criminal organisation in carrying out the offence.
Which criminal organisation began in 19th century Sicily?
The court will resume investigating charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, his family, and other associates of supporting and forming a criminal organisation.
IT is early 60s at the height of the Cold War and CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) put aside their differences to stop a criminal organisation from trying to create a nuclear bomb.
The movie is about the secretive spy agency and its agents fighting against a criminal organisation. [Warning: Spoiler Alert!]
After a five-hour testimony, the court ordered the head of Golden Dawn to be sent to jail for running a criminal organisation.
Frank Dillon, defending, said: "He became involved in what was plainly a criminal organisation. He is someone who suffered from depression.
Australia: Australia s most populous state is set to declare the Hells Angels a criminal organisation after a string of drive-by shootings believed to be linked to gang violence, a report said Tuesday.
"The large economic resources which this criminal organisation has, or had, allowed them to contract private flights," the paper quoted Poire, as saying.