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14:11, September 23, 2006
** FILE ** This undated surveillance file photo, released by the U.S. Attorneys Office in New York, shows mob veteran Vincent Basciano, former head of the Bonanno crime family. Within a year, the ex-beauty shop owner with the hair-trigger temper was behind bars - betrayed by his predecessor. Today, Mafia families in former strongholds like Cleveland, Los Angeles and Tampa are gone. La Cosa Nostra _ our thing, as its initiates called the mob _ is in serious decline everywhere but New York City. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorneys Office, File)
The Mafia's Malaise
FILE PHOTO RELEASED BY THE US ATTORNEYS OFFICE; BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE