The Nation : Cuban Mob in U.S. Alleged

An "armed and powerful" Cuban mob runs a major illegal gambling ring in the United States that burns down shops and murders competitors to protect its business, a federal investigator and a hooded witness said. The group's alleged leader, Jose Miguel Battle, 55, looked on impassively during a federal hearing in New York as an investigator called him a "Cuban godfather" whose group, known as "The Corporation," makes up to $100 million a year. Battle refused to testify before the President's Commission on Organized Crime, invoking the Fifth Amendment, which protects against self-incrimination.

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