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@Doprendek: I am wondering if you can double-check this edit. Your edit summary states that "Unione Corse" is mentioned in the this source but I don't see it. Thanks! - Location (talk) 02:49, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
- I looked over the article and the citation; I see what you mean; I barely remember this edit although I remember at the time it seemed to clear up some other citation issue, but I don't feel like sifting through the article's history to see if there was a subsequent change that makes my edit unclear now. Doprendek (talk) 08:24, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
The so-called Unione Corse never existed as a mafia
While (re)writing the French article on Union Corse, I realized that the English version was not quite accurate. In reality, there has never been any mafia in Marseille, but an organized crime or what we call in French a "Milieu"
It is, as many American and French crime experts say, rather a fantasma from the American magazine Time.
It was rather a "galaxy of separated clans, allies or ennemies, that benefited from the historical contexte to flourish their business". They never infiltrated the state institutions but had some local relations to protect themselves.
The use of the name Unione Corse in the James Bond book prcedes On Her Majesty's Secret Service preceeds its use in Time magazine. There was an actual formal organization of that name founded by Corsican aristocrats. It is existed to provide relief assistance but was taken over by criminals. At the time of the takeover the leader was a member of the Pozzo di Borgo family.RichardBond (talk) 00:42, 15 April 2017 (UTC)