Organized Crime

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

New York City School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Yellow School Buses Run Monday In NYC, But Possible Strike Looms

Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union is furious over the details of a new plan by the city to put contracts with private bus companies up for bid.

01/07/2013

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Staten Island Mobsters Sentenced For Loansharking

Federal Judge Carol Amon Monday sentenced four out of five Staten Island mobsters convicted of loansharking, a violent money making staple of the Bonanno crime family.

08/20/2012

Eric Schneiderman and Ray Kelly (credit: Office of the Attorney General, Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

37 Suspects Rounded Up In Major Bust Involving Gambling, Loan Sharking Rings

The long-term investigation, called “Operation Flat Rate,” focused on gambling and loan sharking rings, the real moneymakers for the Gambino crime family.

10/18/2011

Curtis Sliwa (file / credit: Donna Ward/Getty Images)

Curtis Sliwa Reacts To Freeing Of Mob Rat ‘Mikey Scars’ DiLeonardo

A former close friend of John Gotti Jr. who confessed to conspiring to kill three people was freed from jail after helping law enforcement jail 80 members of organized crime.

09/12/2011

Domenico Cefalu (file / credit: La Cosa Nostra Database)

Report: Gambino Crime Family Picks Domenico Cefalu As New Boss

The Gambino crime family, knocked down and knocked down again by federal indictments, is reportedly going back to the old pre-John Gotti way of running an organized crime family.

07/29/2011

Anthony Palumbo (file / credit: AP)

Convicted Genovese Mobster Anthony Palumbo Sentenced For Murder Plot

There will be no Mother’s Day celebration for Genovese crime family capo Anthony Palumbo, whose dear old mom turns 91 next week.

05/05/2011

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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

John Gotti is seen in New York City - Jan 24, 1990 - Photo: MARK CARDWELL/AFP/Getty Images

Reputed Gotti Associate Pleads Guilty In NY

A man reputed to be a former close associate of former Gambino boss John A. Gotti has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder.

01/20/2011

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Ex-Gang Boss Gets OK To Gamble In Atlantic City

The state Casino Control Commission on Wednesday removed Chee from a list of people barred from the casinos because of organized crime ties.

01/19/2011

John "Sonny" Franzese arrives at federal court - Brooklyn, NY - Jun 15, 2010 - AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Geriatric Gangster Receives 8 Years In Prison

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.

01/14/2011

John Gotti is seen in New York City - Jan 24, 1990 - Photo: MARK CARDWELL/AFP/Getty Images

Reputed Gotti Hitman Dies In Upstate NY 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.

12/21/2010