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Turncoat Capo Fingers Persico Family Crony In Mob War Rubout

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Mafia boss Carmine (Junior) Persico has managed to reclaim his favored dining spot in the federal prison complex in Butner, but the news out of his old Brooklyn haunts just keeps getting worse.

25 Years Later, Jailed Mafia Boss Allegedly Still Runs Cement Workers Union

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Local 6A of the New York Cement and Concrete Workers is still a family affair -- in more ways than one.

Mob Jailbird Fleeces Harvard Grad for $800,000 in POW Scam

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

A Harvard graduate who is an heir to the Vanderbilt and Whitney fortunes got taken to the cleaners for more than $800,000 by a wannabe wiseguy from Brooklyn who never made it out of grammar school.

Mob Busters and Mob Prince Play Let's Make a Deal

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The Law came calling on a Colombo crime family mob prince recently, but the encounter was settled peacefully -- in fact, quite happily if you can believe it.

Persicos Finally Win One -- Michael Persico Goes Home

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

It's been a long time since anyone named Persico has won anything in the never-ending court battles the family has been waging for more than half a century all around the town.

Feds: Mob Prince a Sweet-Talking Racketeer; Wiseguy Cousin a Violent Thug

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Say this for Michael Persico, the handsome, smooth as silk 53-year-old heir to a legendary mob family: He managed to stay out of trouble for a very long time.

Feds Probe Love Story Mob Hit

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Armed with a new inside source about the Colombo crime family hierarchy, the feds are taking a hard new look at a grisly, 18-year-old gangland-style slaying.

Bernie Madoff Eats Pizza Cooked By Child Molester, Spends Time With Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard: Lawsuit

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Fallen financier Bernard Madoff has plunged from his Manhattan penthouse to the lower bunk of a cell he shares with a drug offender a...

Bernie Madoff Makes Friends Behind Bars

Wall Street Journal | By DIONNE SEARCEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A description of Mr. Madoff's prison life has emerged from interviews with current and former inmates at Butner and various lawyers, including some wh...