Stuppagghiari

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The Stuppagghiari was an early predecessor of the Sicilian Mafia. A 19th-century organized-crime group based in Monreale, near Palermo in Sicily, its initiation rite was one of the first such rites described to an outside audience.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gambetta, Diego. The Sicilian Mafia: The Business of Private Protection p. 262.