The Mafia Controls Olive Oil
Leave the gun, take the cannoli — and the olive oil. The Mafia is rumored to control much of the Italian olive oil market. The Toronto Star reported that Mafia-controlled oil companies either dilute the product or create fake oil with cheaper vegetable oils and dye to sell to unsuspecting cooks. Joe Profaci, a gangster who partly inspired The Godfather's Don Corleone, was dubbed "The Olive Oil King" for his involvement in a massive (and allegedly tainted) olive oil export business.