Is this a load of shit or is it true?
However, before its execution this murder plan had to be shown to La Cosa Nostra Commission, a group “formed to oversee mafia disputes.” Over time, other mob bosses succeeded Bazzano. The other godfather that left a major mark was John LaRocca, an immigrant that United States courts had tried and failed to deport came into control. In 1958 he was caught attempting to sell $50,000 of ammunition to soldiers of Fidel Castro. This event proved his influence spread along the east coast and on to foreign countries. After almost being caught with this action he kept a low profile and was even donned “a man of respect” by the Pennsylvania Crime Commission. He died in 1984 and was succeeded by life-long friend, Michael Genovese to rule the Pittsburgh Family.
Since the bootlegging and ammunition trading industries were finished, Genovese turned to gambling and drugs. By this time, around the 1980s, the mob was slowly losing its influence on the government so the FBI quickly saw the path the mafia was about to take and, unhindered by the non-existent influence of the mafia, the FBI pursued them. The FBI quickly traced Genovese’s cocaine trail to his three top men, Charles "Chucky" Porter, and Louis Raucci Sr. Another change the mob had was finding new people for the Family at this time. The two chosen were Joseph Naples and Lenine “Lenny” Strollo who were inducted in 1987. However the major fall the mafia took over the years and decline of political and governmental power led to the murder of Naples by Strollo in 1991 and the arrest of Strollo in 2000 for "running a gambling ring in Fayette County". In recent years, the Pittsburgh Family has fared well after inducting new members and consolidating gambling throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Ther reason for this 'new' organization is mainly because of the FBI diverting their attention to "homeland security" rather than organized crime. The Pittsburgh Family maintains a stong grasp on union control, independent construction, waste management, gambling, extortion, hijacking, fencing, bribery, and drug trafficking. It is believed that the Pittsburgh Family has a minimum of 65 made members and over 300 associates. Because of the rebuilding of a broken organization, the Family has regained control of previously lost territory in areas such as New Kensington, Hazelwood, Wilmerding, North Versailles, Larimer, Bloomfield, and Southside while also moving rackets to the suburbs such as Cranberry, North Hills, South Hills, and Monroeville. This contradicts the FBI's presumption of the Pittsburgh Family as being inactive or in shambles, but, it has been proven because of less FBI attention over the past few years, the organization was able to quietly rebuild itself with new members and new rackets while maintaining a low profile. It is believed[who?] that the Pittsburgh Crime Family is currently the strongest family in Pennsylvania.