For years, the mob was able to rule New York, Chicago, and many other cities, free to run gambling rackets, flood the street with drugs, and corrupt officials to their liking. Until the law enforcement got wise and turned up the heat. How Thomas Dewey, RICO, and undercover operations finally took a stand against the mob and ultimately worked to bring it down. Our sponsors for this episode are [Button Man by Andrew Gross](http://www.andrewgrossbooks.com/button-man/) from [St. Martin's Press](https://us.macmillan.com/smp/) and [RobinHood](https://mafia.robinhood.com/). Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/). Music in this episode is "Misery" and "Life" by Damiano Baldoni; "Universe in Hands", "visium", and "Scenery" by [Kai Engel](http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/); "She Wolf in My Heart" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Dances and Dames", "Unanswered Questions," and "Cool Vibes" by [Kevin MacLeod](https://incompetech.com/). Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).