Griffith mayor John Dal Broi says the political influence of the Griffith Mafia is “hard to quantify” and will only ever be known to the people involved.
It comes as a joint Fairfax Media-Four Corners investigation revealed “loopholes” for Mafia integration in political donations.
Councillor Dal Broi said it was important not to shy away from Griffith’s notorious connection to Mafia history.
“But it is really hard to know what extent the (Griffith) Mafia had an influence on political affairs,” he said.
Part one of The Mafia in Australia: Drugs, Murder and Politics aired on ABC television on Monday night.
The program described how the Calabrian Mafia had used party donors to put a "legitimate public face" on its push to help obtain an Australian visa for violent crime boss Frank Madafferi.
Part two of the program airs next Monday.
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