Being a Kansas City boy when I watched the Sopranos I thought it was pure fantasy. The took a few scenes from some old Scorsese films and took every newspaper story about organized crime and combined them into an over-blown look at organized crime in America. Well the Sopranos live. The mayors of Hoboken, Secaucus and Ridgefield, the Jersey City deputy mayor and council president, two state assemblymen, numerous other public officials and political figures and five rabbis from New York and New Jersey were among 44 individuals charged today in a two-track federal investigation of public corruption and a high-volume, international money laundering conspiracy. I guess Kansas City's organized crime and public corruption seems rather tame.
Department of Justice Press Release