As the new decade opens, Italian-American crime organizations enter their golden age. The five main families in New York, the Colombo, the Gambino, the Genovese, the Lucchese, and the Bonanno along with the Chicago and Buffalo outfits, constituted “The Commission”. This acted as the governing body of the American Mafia throughout the United States. At this point the activities of the Mafia range from influencing local politics to complete domination of labor unions. Until this point, the American Mafia had benefited from operating without drawing the attention of law enforcement agencies. In October of 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was passed, heralding a new era of law enforcement’s scrutiny into the efforts of the American mafia. As members of each of the families, it is the goal of committee not only to evade the efforts of law enforcement, but also to survive and expand the influence of Cosa Nostra.