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An alleged Yakuza boss was arrested by U.S. authorities on Monday after he was caught up in a sting operation by the DEA. 57-year-old Takeshi Ebisawa plotted to ship heroin and meth into New York and wanted to acquire surface-to-air missiles for asso
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U.S. Marshals arrested fugitive Rochester crime family hitman Dominic Taddeo on Monday one week after he had fled federal custody. The 64-year-old convicted killer was apprehended in Hialeah in Miami-Dade County and surrendered without any problems.
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Philadelphia Mafia family associate Victor DeLuca will spend his golden years in the slammer. 57-year-old “Big Vic” was sentenced this week to a decade behind bars for racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
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A deadly Mafia hitman for the Rochester crime family escaped from federal custody in Florida on Monday. 64-year-old Dominic Taddeo was recently moved to a residential halfway house after doing time in a medium-security prison. He admitted killing thr
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Raffaele Imperiale’s criminal empire has officially crumbled. The international Camorra boss sat atop the European drug underworld, forming a close partnership with organizations in Ireland and the Netherlands and deemed himself safe in the desert ci
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Benjamin “The Claw” Castellazzo is the reputed underboss of New York’s Colombo crime family. He is another example of an elderly mobster who refuses to quit the life. Despite being well into his 80s, he continues to stack up criminal charges.
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Gambino crime family associate Peter Tuccio will have to do 10 years in prison for setting a Mercedes Benz on fire to pressure a businessman into continuing to pay extortion money to the Gambino family. He was sentenced yesterday.
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Being smart is no guarantee to stay out of prison. Especially when you’re a captain in New York’s infamous Gambino crime family, like Andrew Campos. Once praised by none other than mob boss John Gotti for his intelligence and sophisticated crimes, Ca
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Italian police busted 15 individuals today as a result of an investigation into the infiltration of railway construction work across Italy by the Calabrian Mafia, known as the ‘Ndrangheta. The country’s biggest railway companies are alleged to be inv
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The production of movie classic The Godfather was one riddled with problems, threats, and an offer that couldn’t be refused. The new Paramount+ series The Offer depicts this volatile ride from start to finish as producers had to battle the New York M
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What do numbers tell us? In 1928, the boss of what we now know as the Gambino Crime Family is murdered in New York. Two years later, his successor is gunned down. Twenty-one years afterwards, the current boss of the family disappears, assumed murdere
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An alleged Genovese crime family mobster from Yonkers was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison on Monday. John Tortora pleaded guilty to obstruction and gambling charges in 2020. He had been charged with ordering a 1997 murder, but prosecutors coul
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Shopkeepers in the area around the Italian city of Foggia were treated to an explosive start of the new year. Eight bomb attacks have rocked their businesses. It is believed that the Sacra Corona Unita, Italy’s fourth largest Mafia group, is behind t
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On the last full day of his life -- October 6th, 1966 -- Eduardo Tirella flew into Newport, RI, the storied summer colony of America’s wealthiest families. Doris Duke, the third richest woman in the world picked him up at the airport and they drove t
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