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.
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.
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.
Joseph Massino was the highest ranking mobster ever to turn government informant, having served as moss of the infamous Bonanno family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Law enforcement officials have called the stretch between Port Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport the most dangerous two miles in America.
Convicted mob boss John “Sonny” Franzese is so old, he knew Frank Sinatra in his heyday but a federal judge decided Friday that Franzese is not so old that he can avoid prison.
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections confirmed that 71-year-old Anthony Rampino died Monday at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford.