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Journey into the dark side of the soul - into the nightmare world of Mafia hitman - wherein the secret of violent madness as you probe the minds of the killers from the underworld.
They pledge to defend the law and represent the will of the people, but time and again, elected officials have sold their souls and betrayed us all for mob money. Once an organized crime group gets a grip on society, it is very difficult to break. Why? It's simple! Crime bosses know that the secret to maintaining their power is to corrupt their greatest adversary: the government.
Organized criminal syndicates have sprung up on every corner of the planet. Take a look at the ways mobsters from different countries are dealing with each other and also how they threaten to control and enslave businesses, governments and populations in dozens of countries.
The unification of the European economy led to the rise of organized crime in Western Europe. This episode details how major industrial nations such as France, Germany and Great Britain have experienced a significant increase in Mafia activities such as drug trafficking and computer crimes.
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- Premiered: October 15, 1999
- Rating: None
- Premise: A 13-part exploration of organized crime in the U.S. and around the world, narrated by Robert Stack. `Lords' also aired on Court TV in 2000. (more)