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By Robert Sberna
By the 1970s, Cleveland’s once-powerful underworld was merely a shadow of itself. Just 20 years earlier, the city’s Mafia was a thriving enterprise, with up to 60 made (formally inducted) men involved in loansharking, gambling and union rackets.
The dwindling of the Cleveland family had occurred primarily because longtime mob boss John Scalish had little interest in recruiting ne…
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