NY Mob Bust: The Infographic

It was the biggest mob bust in New York history, but reporters covering the incident seemed to be more interested in the colorful wacky nicknames on the rap sheets. Many believed that these old-school Mafia empires were obsolete in the Facebook era, but clearly the criminal underworld has found away to co-exist with Silicon Alley. They've just had to  learn to do better at keeping their presence a secret, although there's still the occasional slip-up such as the ridiculously obvious nicknames of the sort you'd expect to hear on a Fat Tony-centric episode of The Simpsons.

Here's a tip: if you don't want to attract attention to yourself, maybe don't have all your friends refer to you as "Vinnie Bag-of-Corpses."

As with all momentous events - and quite a few non-momentous ones - there's an infographic, breaking down the arrests, the charges, the crime family hierarchies, and of course those awesome nicknames!

Link via I Can Has Internets

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I love Mafia nicknames! My wife and I once decided that our church needed to use them, and so we attached new names to our church pastor and the board of directors: Pastor "Big Dale", "Numbers" Jackson (Treasurer), Jack "The Finger", and "Knuckles" Walker (Head Usher), etc.

It almost goes without saying that this didn't go over well.
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