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The Night Presidential Candidate John Kasich Tried to Ambush Me on "The O'Reilly Factor"

Peter Lance | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Lance

If Kasich makes it onto the ticket, the election will take place two weeks shy of the 10th anniversary of his guest host interview on "The O'Reilly Factor" in which he did the bidding of an ex U.S. Attorney I criticized in my HarperCollins investigative book "Triple Cross."

The Artists Behind Those Courtroom Artists' Paintings

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Jane Rosenberg has to choose carefully whom she tells what to: "When I go to a party, if I tell people I'm a painter, they say, 'That's nice' and then they walk away; but if I tell them I'm a courtroom artist, they say 'Wow' and want to talk to me all night.

Salvatore Polisi: "...There's no win in crime. It took me too long to figure it out."

Ellen Sterling | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV
Ellen Sterling

"Many think it's a life of riches and freedom. In fact it's a life of stress and strife." That is Salvatore Polisi's response when asked why people ...

Sal Polisi's Journey: From Racketeer to Raconteur

Ellen Sterling | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Ellen Sterling

Talk to Sal Polisi today and, as I did, you may find it difficult to reconcile this man with the person he describes in his autobiography, The Sinatra Club.

John Travolta's Gotti Biopic Back On Track

Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment

We were ready to say "fuggedaboutit!" to John Travolta's John Gotti pic but it looks like it's back from the dead. "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Fathe...

Gotti Sniffs Out Hollywood Rats

Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment

While all secrets may be coming out in the John Gotti biopic, for now, they're just setting rat traps. According to Radar, the final script for "G...

14 Biggest Mafia Conspiracies

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 08.30.2011 | Weird News

The mafia has long become a major part of American pop culture, thanks to TV shows like "The Sopranos," and movies like "Goodfellas" and "The Godfathe...

Al Pacino Back To The Mob, With Lindsay Lohan

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- Al Pacino is telling a new mob family story, joining John Travolta for the crime saga "Gotti: Three Generations." Pacino will play ...

Lucali Stabbing Victim Could Also Be Charged in Stabbing Attack: Cops

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral | Email the Author | April 16, 2011 | Posted 06.17.2011 | New York

Lucali Pizzeria owner Mark Iacono, 43, might face assault charges after Friday's brutal stabbing attack on Smith Street, police said. "It's possibl...

Dapper Don as Dashing Don; Kasman Spins More Tall Tales

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

During the height of John Gotti's popularity and notoriety, the swashbuckling Dapper Don was supposedly also a Dashing Don, commuting by public transportation from Howard Beach to Manhattan each week.

John Gotti's 'Adopted Son' Returns to the Fray, Declines Lawyer's Challenge

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Lewis Kasman -- remember him? -- says he saved my life so I shouldn't write bad things about him. For all I know, he may be right.

Casting News!

tmz.com | 1/25/2011 1:23 PM PST by TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Travolta was at Amici restaurant (Italian, of course) in Brentwood last night, where he was coy about taking the role.  But Marty Ingels -- the Execu...

Turncoat: Gambino Capo Plotted to Whack Junior Gotti

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

In a compelling account of his 14 years as a wannabe wiseguy, a reformed Brooklyn gangster claims that as a teenager he was recruited by a powerful Gambino capo who once plotted to whack Junior Gotti.

Capo's Drive-By Sighting Outs Cohort as FBI Informant

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Memo to FBI agents: It's not a good idea to meet your informants out on the street, right near the Bureau's office.

Scammer Scared Straight; Turns on Mob Cellmates

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

A federal judge's threat to throw the book against a sweet-talking 44-year-old con man with a laundry list of prior convictions has had the desired effect -- at least from the government's point of view.

Gigante Family Earns Nearly $2 Million a Year on the Waterfront

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

There are 11 members of the Gigante family currently working for New Jersey waterfront companies at annual salaries that average about $175,000.

Frankie Loc: John Gotti Whacked Louis DiBono, Not Me

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Frank Locascio, who was convicted in the most celebrated mob trial of his generation and sentenced to life in prison, says he has just remembered an important detail about a 1989 talk he had with John Gotti.

Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens: They Baffle Science!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

I've been complaining for a few weeks now that this season of Survivor has been tortuously dull. Well this week it bounced back with twists so bizarre that, in the words of my idol W.C. Fields: "They baffle science!"

Feds Plea Offer in Mob Sex Case Seems Rather Unseemly

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Call it Marino's choice. Gambino wiseguy Daniel Marino -- a still powerful capo who just celebrated his 70th birthday behind bars -- is facing some difficult options in his pending federal case.

Denis Dillon, A Pioneer in the Fight Against Organized Crime

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Denis Dillon, the longtime Nassau County District Attorney who died two weeks ago after a long battle with lymphoma, was more than just the guy who prosecuted the Amy Fisher-Long Island Lolita case.

Feds Play Hardball With Capo Charged in Mob Sex Case

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

It's not exactly softball, but the Feds' offer to Gambino family stalwart Joseph Watts is just ten years in prison for the execution of businessman Fred Weiss, a 1989 rubout for late family Don John Gotti.

Alber C. Aronne, Legal Mensch to the Mob, Dies at 88

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Aronne, a colorful lawyer who played cards on Mulberry Street with the late John Gotti, but who earned his Gang Land bona fides in the courthouses of Brooklyn over 50 plus years, has passed away.

Carmine Gotti: "Hip Pop" Music Star?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

You may remember Carmine Gotti as the non-fat son on "Growing Up Gotti," or more recently as the Gotti spawn rejected by Dwayne Wade in the club. W...

Top Gambino Wiseguy, Crew, Hit With Undignifed Sexploitation Raps

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Daniel Marino is now the centerpiece of a massive racketeering indictment that includes mobsters and other associates who are charged with such low-life crimes as pimping for teenaged hookers.

"Teflon John" Released

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Will he become known as "Teflon John"? A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday at the racketeering trial of John "Junior" Gotti – the so...