Sicilian Mafia

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Related to Sicilian Mafia: Cosa Nostra, Al Capone, yakuza
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Noun1.Sicilian Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
mafioso - a member of the Sicilian Mafia
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One particular word that gained instant popularity and became a top twitter trend: Sicilian mafia. The word was bandied about to describe Sharif's family.
The various clans and members of the Sicilian mafia are known as"Casa Nostra" or "our thing" in Italian.
police have launched a coordinated crackdown on a Sicilian Mafia family that was seeking to rebuild its power base after years of exile in the United States, Italian investigators said on Wednesday.
Lahore -- Provincial Minister of Punjab for colonies Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan said that they will not open way for robbers or dacoits adding all members of Sharif family including their son-in-law and father-in-law are Sicilian Mafia and they looted the country.
His constant hammering against corruption, preferably by a member of the Sharif family, has led to his first tweet on the controversy surrounding the video of the accountability judge who tried Mian Nawaz, in which he has castigated the Sharif family as a Sicilian mafia because it tried to bribe the judge.
The bombings had allegedly led to high-ranking Italian ministers negotiating with the Sicilian Mafia to end the violence in exchange for softer jail sentences and better conditions in prison for convicted mobsters, according to The Local's report.
Without naming anyone, the prime minister wrote on his official Twitter account that like 'Sicilian mafia, the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat and blackmail' to pressurise state institutions and judiciary to protect their looted money.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday said just like Sicilian mafia, the Pakistani mafia also used the multiple tactics to pressurize the state institutions and the judiciary to protect their billions of rupees laundered and stashed abroad.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday likened Pakistani money laundering suspects to the Sicilian Mafia, saying they, like their Italian counterparts, use bribes, threats and blackmail to pressurise state institutions and the judiciary to protect their billions illegally stashed abroad.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the Pakistani mafia uses tricks such as blackmail and threats to pressurise the judiciary and other institutions just like the Sicilian mafia. The prime minister in a post on Twitter said, "In a similar vein to the 'Sicilian mafia', the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressurise state institutions and judiciary in order to protect their billions of money laundering stashed abroad.
After Prime Minister Imran Khan drew parallels with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the 'Sicilian mafia', party's vice-president Maryam Nawaz lashed out at him, saying the former pressurises judges into targeting and punishing his political opponents.
As per the judge's affidavit, the Sharifs, like a mafia, had used every tactic to get favourable judgments from him under duress, which also proved that the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case verdict had rightly used the words 'Godfather' and 'Sicilian Mafia' for them, he said while addressing a press conference here.