Mafia Power Play | 1999

Crime, Sports
Documentary investigates disturbing links that have been uncovered between Russian-born players in the National Hockey League and the Russian Mafia. Stars holding multimillion dollar contracts have been subjected to ...more
Director: Neil Docherty
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Documentary investigates disturbing links that have been uncovered between Russian-born players in the National Hockey League and the Russian Mafia. Stars holding multimillion dollar contracts have been subjected to intimidation and extortion; while Russian crime figures have used their hockey connections to establish bases in the United States and Canada. Through interviews with FBI agents, police, athletes, and figures from within the international world of organized crime, the program raises issues about the level of influence and extortion between Russian-born athletes in North America and the underworld of organized crime.

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