Origins of the Mafia Speeches & Audio

Mafia Hearings on Capitol Hill

(2) tv-14

Mafia Hearings on Capitol Hill

(2 min) tv-14

A news report updates the proceedings of the 1963 Valachi hearings, a Congressional inquiry into organized crime. Joseph Valachi, a low-ranking member of the New York-based Genovese crime family, agreed to take the stand and inform on members of the national crime syndicate La Cosa Nostra, also known as the Mafia.