The Mafias Greatest Hits is based upon exceptional access to the FBI s previously secret files on the Mafia. It aims to uncover the extraordinary truth behind some of the Mafia s most notorious killers. The FBI wants to reveal how: they didn t realise the extent and scope of the Mafia and its organisation until 1963 and then started to try and actively combat it, they realised that many of the crimes which they were trying to solve before that date (and thought of as racketeering ) were all interlinked and answered into a small group of Mafia bosses in New York, they realised that killing is an essential element of Mafia culture as it is the way in which the Mafia establishes territory and also establishes hierarchy. If you want to lower murder statistics in an area you firstly rid it of the Mafia.
This is ultimate series on the fight against the Mafia, told by the people who tried to stop them – the FBI. The stories involve many twists and turns as the Mafia tried to combat the FBI by recruiting FBI agents into their pay. It will feature dramatic reconstruction, archive and exclusive testimony from witnesses and from FBI special agents.