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Any ‘inside track’ to privileges accorded to an elite or exclusive group of ‘old chums’

old boy network

“In” group, the 'Mafia' Any 'inside track' to publishing articles in 'premier journals', access to grant monies–eg, from the NIH, hospital staff privileges in prestigious institutions–eg, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other seemingly unfair advantages linked to friendship. See Glass ceiling principle.
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In the face of increasing oppression, the Mafia called upon the men of Palermo to rise against King Charles and his forces.
Seven of the Mafia members had been convicted of murder, 17 for violent crimes and the remainder for crimes such as drug trafficking, sexual exploitation and kidnapping, according to Discovery Magazine.
If the feds had taken over the Mafia and lent money to the Cosa Nostra to tide them over, they could have hired the Cosa Nostra to collect for the Mafia.
It is the further purpose of the center to educate Sicilians away from their fear of or acceptance of the Mafia as a normal part of the Sicilian way of life.
Police recorded conversations in the house of one Mafia boss during the regional election campaign in 2001, in which links between the Mafia and local politics were detailed and Cuffaro's name was mentioned.
In Mafia NY the lives of New York's Cosa Nostra, better known as the mafia, are examined and found to be not unlike the Hollywood gangsters we have all come to know and fear from Scarface to Michael Corleone.
Tutors believe the module, called The Mafia Today, will be popular with students already studying Italian, history, business, international law and fine art.
These powerful new organizations have diverted law enforcement's attention from the Mafia, allowing time for it to regroup.
Others see the growth of the mafia as inevitable as Ukraine pursues the free market with its winners and losers and as the chill wind of international competition is felt.
With the recent rash of assassinations, the Mafia has alienated the public that once tolerated it.
Our goal with Mafia Wars 2 was to build on the Mafia Wars franchise in a way that feels familiar to our loyal players, yet provides a brand new world of criminal mischief to explore," said Erik Bethke, general manager, Mafia Wars 2.
Today it offers red wine, olive oil and pasta produced on land seized from the mafia.