Organized Crime

Officials: Police Break Up U.S.-Italy Cocaine Ring Run Out Of Queens Pizza ParlorAn operation conducted by Italian police, the FBI and Homeland Security has targeted a major drug-trafficking ring based in a pizza parlor in New York City, officials said.
Prosecutors: 10 Members, Associates Of New Jersey Organized Crime Family ArrestedFederal prosecutors on Thursday announced the arrest of 10 members and associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family, which has long been thought to be the real-life inspiration for HBO's "The Sopranos.''
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.
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.
Staten Island Mobsters Sentenced For LoansharkingFederal 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.
37 Suspects Rounded Up In Major Bust Involving Gambling, Loan Sharking RingsThe long-term investigation, called "Operation Flat Rate," focused on gambling and loan sharking rings, the real moneymakers for the Gambino crime family.
Curtis Sliwa Reacts To Freeing Of Mob Rat 'Mikey Scars' DiLeonardoA 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.
Report: Gambino Crime Family Picks Domenico Cefalu As New BossThe 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.
Convicted Genovese Mobster Anthony Palumbo Sentenced For Murder PlotThere will be no Mother's Day celebration for Genovese crime family capo Anthony Palumbo, whose dear old mom turns 91 next week.
Mob Arrests Raise Issues Of Crime, Port SecurityLaw enforcement officials have called the stretch between Port Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport the most dangerous two miles in America.
Reputed Gotti Associate Pleads Guilty In NYA man reputed to be a former close associate of former Gambino boss John A. Gotti has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder.
Ex-Gang Boss Gets OK To Gamble In Atlantic CityThe state Casino Control Commission on Wednesday removed Chee from a list of people barred from the casinos because of organized crime ties.