About the Show
American Greed's Mob Money reveals the inner workings of the mob through the eyes of New Jersey's DeCavalcante family. They were once seen as second-class mobsters living in the shadows of the bigger New York City families. But that changed in the late 1990's when the feds busted all five New York families for racketeering. For the DeCavalcantes, the timing couldn't have been better. Discover how the family matures, becomes success and eventually bows to its weakness and crumbles to its knees.
Organized crime activities bring in a worldwide annual income of between $50 and $90 billion…that's more money than any major legitimate national industry. From loan-sharking and labor racketeering to illegal gambling and murder for hire to its recent invasion into Wall Street - it's all part of the life and death business of organized crime.
The way the mob does business isn't all that different than any other big corporation. There's a corporate structure with investments and returns. Mob bosses take their business as serious as any CEO with one major exception - the way organized crime deals with the competition--making them some of the most violent criminals around. Nothing and no one stands in their way.