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The Export Other Countries Would Rather Do Without: The Russian Mafia

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Armenian mafia graffiti in Hollywood. Although the Russian mafia is the biggest overseas crime network from the former Soviet Union, gangs from...

A Story Of Racism In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

There is only one "war" humanity should be declaring. That is war on hate and violence. For there is but one race in this world: the human race.

Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

I'm With Stupid: Turkeys Gone Wild Just Don't Give a Cluck

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.11.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I know it's April right now, but we need to talk about Thanksgiving. Specifically, we need to talk about whether we're going to be having turkey or wh...

Tommy James' New Movie, His Music, the Mob, and a Whole Lot of Hanky Panky

Pamela Glasner | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Whenever I hear Crystal Blue Persuasion, no matter what I'm doing or what's going on around me, I have to pause as, for just those few minutes, I am t...

Did the FBI Kill My Father?

Anthony Colombo | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime
Anthony Colombo

Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.

The Knox Coal Mine Disaster: A Story of Corruption and Greed

Carol A Miele | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Carol A Miele

Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old.

Judge Reduces Mafia Capo's Sentence. Admits His Role in Tipping FBI to Undiscovered OK City Bombing Explosives

Peter Lance | Posted 01.06.2016 | Crime
Peter Lance

Monday and Tuesday New York's two tabloids, The Daily News and The Post, each reported on the order signed by Judge Edward Korman, reducing former Col...

Letter From A Sixth Grade Student: How A New Generation Is Fighting Bullying And Mafia In Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

" I want mafia defeated " grade six student On July 13th 2013, during a speech at the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said: " O...

Scott Deitche: Cocktail Noir Is A Hit

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Denmon

Scott Deitche, the author best known for Cigar City Mafia and The Silent Don, has put together the definitive work on booze, bars, gangsters, and those that chronicle the exploits of the underworld; the crime writer.

A Photographer’s Intimate Portrait Of One Of Italy’s Oldest Crime Syndicates

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

ATHENS -- The Camorra is one of the largest crime syndicates active in the Italian Campania region and its capital city, Naples. It is one of Italy's ...

Local Gang Cancels Its Halloween Celebration In Kobe, Japan

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

Children in Kobe, Japan, won't receive trick-or-treating candy from the local mob this year. In a sign posted outside its headquarters and tweeted by ...

'Goodfellas' Trial Shows How Good Luck Cracked Legendary Mob Heist

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK -- If not for a burnt-out and broke low-level gangster, it's quite possible that the biggest cash robbery in American history would have rema...

Letter to Judge prompts investigation by the U.S. Probation Office into allegations that former Gambino associate John Alite violated the terms of his Supervised Release

Peter Lance | Posted 10.23.2015 | Crime
Peter Lance

On September 8th I sent a 14 page letter with 26 attachments to Judge Susan C. Bucklew at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, ...

The Seychelles -- A Gangsta's Paradise

ADST | Posted 09.21.2016 | World

A country of white sand beaches and palm trees, the Seychelles is an exotic tourist destination. It also happens to be a haven for international criminals.

Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him: A Talk With T.J. English

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.21.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"I have a feeling Black Mass will be very different. It's based on the first non-fiction book written about this saga. It proclaims itself to be based on a true story, so I'm sure a lot more research has gone into making it as accurate as possible."

Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Ted Lewis | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Ted Lewis

As we traveled and spoke with organizations and leaders across Honduras we encountered deep opposition to the militarization and corruption of public life that have accompanied the drug war.

Former Mob Snitch All But Indicted

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Mr. Corso has not been proven guilty of anything, and it will likely be up to his lawyer and himself to explain away some very nebulous business tactics, but this time around he won't have the benefit of being a highly-placed mob informant.

Why Was The Italian Catholic Church Involved In An Alleged Mafia Boss' Lavish Funeral?

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Italy reacted with disgust last week to the lavish funeral procession held for alleged Mafia boss Vittorio Casamonica, including a gilded h...

Sicily Arrests 11 Mobsters In Search For Top Mafia Boss

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

ROME, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Police in Sicily arrested 11 suspected mobsters they believe were helping Sicilian mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro evade capt...

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

Peter Lance | Posted 07.21.2016 | 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."

Italian Mafia Boss Arrested After 30 Years On The Run

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian police said on Tuesday they arrested an Italian mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years and was c...

Teaching Mafia

Christina Pacella | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

I began to feel a little nervous when I noticed his beady-eyed glare. I knew it was my turn: "So, Christina, did you read about Provenzano's son? What do you think about him teaching mafia?" Before I had the time to even attempt to think of an answer, one of our friends came out with: "So what's the problem? He has a right to work just like everyone else does."

Great Movie Characters: Tom Hagen in The Godfather

Alex Simon | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Few characters in film history have displayed the cunning, charm and utter moral ambiguity as that of Tom Hagen, the Corleone family lawyer in Francis Coppola's first two Godfather films.

A Most Violent Year: A Worthy End to the Intriguing Cinema of 2014

Michael Russnow | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's a film that came upon us at the end of the year, but with word of mouth and lots of significant award nominations, including a recent win as Best Picture by the National Board of Review, it will probably attain the audience it deserves in the months ahead.