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On June 14, federal prosecutors in Manhattan made headlines throughout the world. In the biggest crackdown on securities fraud in history, the FBI arrested 120 alleged stock swindlers--including 10 reputed members and associates of New York's five Mafia families. In a packed news conference, Barry W. Mawn, head of the FBI's New York office, told reporters that a secret probe "uncovered once again La Cosa Nostra's efforts to infiltrate the securities markets."

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