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Al Capone Was No Monster (At Least According To This Woman)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.12.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- The grandniece of infamous American crime czar Al "Scarface" Capone, is hoping a tell-all book she has penned will clear up decades of hal...

How Luigi 'Baby Shacks' Manocchio And Other Mobsters Got Their Nicknames

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Crime

-- Former New England Mafia boss Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio was sentenced Friday to 5 1/2 years in prison for his role in the shakedown of Provide...

84-Year-Old Ex-Mobster Gets 5 1/2 Years In Strip Club Plot

AP | LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 05.11.2012 | Crime

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The former New England Mafia boss was sentenced Friday to 5 1/2 years in prison for his role in the shakedown of Providence strip ...

Reputed Mob Boss Cleared Of Killing Officer

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A reputed Mafia boss and a co-defendant were convicted Wednesday on racketeering charges. But in a blow to the government, they were acqui...

Mob Boss Accused Of Shaking Down Strip Clubs

AP | LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- An investigation into the alleged shakedown of Providence strip clubs left the New England mafia without its reputed leader Wednes...

'Mob Wives' Get Whacked And Make Up

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

The "Mob Wives" (Sun., 8 p.m. ET on VH1) were in the festive spirit Sunday night, as Angela "Big Ang" Raiola prepped for her Christmas party. “I ...

A List You Can't Refuse: The 15 "Boss" Gangster Directors Of Film History

Posted 04.05.2012 | Entertainment

Martin Scorsese may very well be a product of his environment: growing up in Little Italy while struggling with his Roman Catholic faith, only later t...

'Dolphin Mafia' Gangs Rule Cetacean Society

| Virginia Morell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Science

The male dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia, are known to marine biologists for their messy social entanglements. Their relationships with each other ar...

Mob Wines: Ex-Mafia Lands Produce Award-Winning Vino

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

VERONA, Italy -- A new wave of Sicilian winemakers are making an offer you can't refuse. This isn't the old-fashioned mob piling the pressure on loca...

Breaking the Code of Omertà at Goldman Sachs

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

Greg Smith violated the ancient code of all mafia organizations: he spilled the game to the public. His former colleagues at Goldman Sachs no doubt now see him as a "rat."

The Culture of Allegiance and Feminism in the Mafia

Chelsea Carmona | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime
Chelsea Carmona

In a matter of weeks, I found myself, an intelligent young woman growing up in the nation's safest city, in a great deal of trouble. While I was quickly able to break it off and move forward, many women are not so fortunate.

WATCH: Former Mob Associate Named 'Obama' Up For Adoption

Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

The city's furriest mob associate is up for adoption, The New York Daily News reports. The old men who inherited a black cat when they took over forme...

The 'Mob Wives' Stand Up For Women's Rights

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

It's a brave -- or perhaps foolhardy -- man who takes on the "Mob Wives" (Sun., 8 p.m. EST on VH1) but one bar patron did just that. The ladies wer...

New Mob Museum Opens: Should You Pay Admission or Break In?

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 04.24.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

What child won't cherish the memory of a photo of him or herself strapped into an electric chair?

A 'Mob Wives' Star Inspires Tattoos

Posted 03.23.2012 | TV

Angela Raiola, better known as "Big Ang," is the breakout star of VH1's latest hit reality show "Mob Wives" (Sundays, 8 p.m. on VH1). Big Ang is th...

Vampires 'Turn' Into More Than Humans... They Turn Into Mafia Hitmen! (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment
Alexandra Holzer

Vampire Mob is an indie TV series which is audience-funded. Yep. We enter the age of crowd-funding and audience participation financially before we can get to good ol' Hollywood.

Notorious Mafia Boss Nabbed North Of Naples

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

ROME (AP) -- Police on Wednesday captured one of Italy's most-wanted fugitive mobsters, arresting the last major boss of one of Italy's bloodiest mafi...

Feds Crack Down On Mob-Run Strip Clubs

AP | Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A mob-run ring that lured women from Russia and other Eastern European countries with the promise of waitressing jobs – only to send...

Mafia Takes Over Publicly Traded Company

DailyFinance | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

As Occupy Wall Street protestors chant about the criminals in the boardroom, actual thieves -- including men associated with the mafia -- have spent y...

Mob "Moving From Back Alleys To Boardrooms": Feds

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 01.01.2012 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. — Federal prosecutors say members of a Philadelphia-area mob have turned to a modern crime – pillaging the assets of a mortga...

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Really Gives a Fig

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Joe Vitale, who was born in Palermo, Italy and christened Pepino by his parents, is the fig savior. When he bought his house six years ago, the fig tree in back was all but dead. Joe nursed it back to health.

Bulger Pleads Not Guilty On 19 Murder Counts

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.06.2011 | Crime

BOSTON — Former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has begun answering to charges that he participated in 19 murders and a host of other crimes ra...

The Limitations of Law Enforcement

Sam Kitchener | Posted 08.30.2011 | Comedy
Sam Kitchener

James 'Whitey' Bulger, a notorious Boston gangster on the FBI's 10 most wanted list for his alleged role in 19 murders, has been captured near Los Ang...

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...

Minority Report

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Lenny Bruce once riffed that "If you live in New York or any other big city, you are Jewish. It doesn't even matter if you're Catholic; if you live in New York, you're Jewish."