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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 | 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."

New England Mafia Is Weakened But Still Pursued

AP | LAURA CRIMALDI | Posted 08.26.2011 | Crime

BOSTON — When James "Whitey" Bulger ruled the streets of South Boston, the New England crime scene was a battleground for a bloody turf war betw...

John Rudolf

Nabbed Gangster Could Spill FBI Corruption Secrets | John Rudolf | Posted 08.24.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK — James "Whitey" Bulger, arrested Tuesday after 16 years on the lam, ruled over Boston for decades as a mythically untouchable crime boss...

FBI Used Ruse to Lure Whitey Bulger From Home | Posted 08.23.2011 | Crime

Federal agents said Thursday morning that their often-criticized 16-year manhunt for notorious Boston crime boss James J. "Whitey" Bulger came to an e...

WATCH: Fight On State Assembly Floor Over 'Sopranos'

Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Life imitated art on the Assembly floor Wednesday when Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine) compared line items in the Democrats' budget plan to somethin...

PHOTOS: 10 Best Mafia Lessons For Success In Business

Louis Ferrante | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books
Louis Ferrante

If you're climbing the corporate ladder and eager to succeed, you can glean some valuable lessons from mobsters who are employees of the longest running organization in history: the Mafia.

10 Legitimate Business Tips From An Ex-Mafia Man (PHOTOS)

Louis Ferrante | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Louis Ferrante

Few people realize that every large crime family is comprised of many individual Mafia crews that are run just like small businesses.

America's Mobster Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

While there is nothing light-hearted about real crime families, TV shows like The Sopranos and countless movies have made loveable characters out mo...

Brazil Olympic Funding Taps Sports Marketing Gold

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Ramping up for the 2016 Rio Games, Brazil is promoting tax incentives that allow companies and individuals to invest a portion of their income taxes in programs connected to Olympic sports.

President Trump? You're Kidding, Right?

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

What explanation can there be for taking Donald Trump's presidential "candidacy" seriously? Not to talk out of school, but this is a marketing thing, people

Banksy Wins Freedom of Russia's Jailed Voina Art Anarchists

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Banksy may have lost at the Oscars last night, but he scored another less visible -- but much more important -- victory earlier in the week, when a Ru...

WikiLeaks: Russia Is Virtual Mafia State

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — The leaked U.S. diplomatic cables that portray Russia as a virtual mafia state are "total nonsense" of doubtful authenticity, the spoke...

PHOTOS: The Funniest Mafia Nicknames From Last Week's Big Bust

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Just a few days ago, the FBI made one of its biggest mafia busts ever in New York City, and right away people were noticing how many wonderfully clich...

93-Year-Old 'Geriatric Gangster' To Be Sentenced

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Convicted mob boss John "Sonny" Franzese is so old, he knew Frank Sinatra in his heyday. He's so old, his recent extortion trial beca...

Trial To Offer A Peek Inside Chicago's Modern-Day Mob

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial of a reputed mob boss known for his wide girth and alleged penchant for violence will offer a peek into the inner workings o...

In Italy Stressed Mob Bosses Seek Out Psychotherapy

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy — The mafia boss was having a dreadful time dealing with loss. But he wasn't struggling with the loss of lives, or even the l...

BUSTED: Dangerous Mafia Fugitive Arrested

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Police in Sicily have arrested one of Italy's 30 most dangerous Mafia fugitives. Gerlandino Messina had been on the run for 11 years bef...

Russian Shootout: Gangsters Raid Farm in Siberia, Police Shrug

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

2010-12-10-gangsters.jpgThis clip is just one of the horror shows to bubble up since the national media started paying attention to mob rule in regions of Russia.

My Goodfellas

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

One of the things I miss living in Southern California is the mob. I'm sure the Mafia is out here, it's just that I don't see it and I don't have any connection to it. The same was not true when I lived in NY.