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Robert Sasso, 33, is wanted in connection with a shooting on the shoreline in Malba, Queens, on Friday, Aug. 29. (Credit: NYPD)

Suspect With Alleged Mob Connections Charged In Malba, Queens Shooting

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that left a man critically wounded in tony Malba, Queens.

09/09/2014

A man was shot and severely wounded in swanky Malba, Queens early on the morning of Friday, Aug. 29. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Search For Suspect With Mob Connections In Malba, Queens Shooting

Gunfire, a severely wounded victim, and a possible mob connection came together Friday in a swanky Queens neighborhood.

08/29/2014

Flowers mark the grave site of slain NYPD officer Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino. (Credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NYPD Officer Slain In Sicily In Century Old Mafia Cold Case Honored With Special Ceremony

Prayers were said and thanks were offered to the Italian police who kept the investigation, into the death of Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino, open.

06/28/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a press conference at the National Action Network's Office on April 8, 2014.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rev. Sharpton On Report Calling Him FBI Informant: ‘I Was Not And Am Not A Rat’

The Smoking Gun website said Monday that it obtained hundreds of pages of secret court filings and FBI memos providing new details about Sharpton’s relationship with the feds.

04/08/2014

A suspect in an alleged mafia drug smuggling ring is escorted by FBI agents in Manhattan on Feb. 11, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Italy, US Crack Down On International Mafia Drug Smuggling

Seven people have been arrested by the FBI in the New York City area as part of an international crackdown on mafia drug smuggling, U.S. authorities told CBS News.

02/11/2014

Pope Francis  (credit: Luca Zennaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor Warns Of Possible Mafia Threat Against Pope Francis

Pope Francis could be at risk from an organized crime organization, according to a leading anti-mob prosecutor who said he has also been the target of threats from the Mafia, according to a report on Religion News Service.

11/13/2013

Battle Of The Sexes: Big Rig?

Did The Mob Throw The Famous ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Tennis Match?

A new report has claimed the legendary battle of the sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was not fair play, and that Riggs threw the match to pay off a mob debt.

08/27/2013

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Mob Boss Turned Government Informant Sentenced To Time Served

Joseph Massino was the highest ranking mobster ever to turn government informant, having served as moss of the infamous Bonanno family.

07/10/2013

FBI's dig site at the former Ozone Park home of Jimmy "The Gent" Burke, June 19, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

FBI: ‘Material’ Unearthed Beneath Former Home Of Famed Gangster

The FBI confirmed material was recovered from the former home of Jimmy “The Gent” Burke, but a forensic examination by the medical examiner will determine whether they were human remains or something else.

06/19/2013

Authorities search a home in Ozone Park, Queens - June 17, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Sources: FBI Searches Former Queens Home Of Famed Gangster Jimmy ‘The Gent’ Burke

FBI agents on Monday were digging underneath a home in Queens, and the excavation might relate to a search for human remains relating to a mob murder from some 30 years ago.

06/17/2013

Cocaine (file / credit: clipart.com)

Mobster Pleads Guilty To Massive International Drug Trafficking Ring

Alessandro Tallone of the Rizzuto organized crime family based in Montreal is one of ten members of that branch of La Cosa Nostra charged with trafficking over $1 billion worth of marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy into the U.S.

05/23/2013

The Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - File / Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FBI Arrests Dozens of Alleged Mobsters In NY, NJ Trash-Hauling Case

A dozen members of three of the Genovese, Gambino and Luchese crime families are among those in custody, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

01/16/2013

Attorney Dominic Barbara (file/Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Celebrity Divorce Lawyer Under Investigation For Threatening Mafia Action Against Former Client

Dominic Barbara allegedly said his grandfather Joseph was in the mafia and that Anthony “Tony Ducks” Corrallo, who was the boss of the Lucchese crime family, was his real godfather, according to the former client.

09/10/2012

Vincent Basciano (file / credit: AP)

Ex-Mob Boss Turns On Accused Mafia Captain Vincent ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ Basciano

There was mob history in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday. For the first time, the boss of one of New York’s five families testified for the government.

04/12/2011

(Photo by Don Murray For The NY Post / Pool)

Mob Arrests Raise Issues Of Crime, Port Security

Law enforcement officials have called the stretch between Port Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport the most dangerous two miles in America.

02/13/2011

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