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Memoirs Require More Than Just Facts

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

As children, we often look up to our parents; one reason is because it's out of necessity due to height constraints, but secondly because we are simpl...

Wall Street Journal Review Touts "Legalized Loan Sharks"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Despite what the Wall Street Journal says, Broke USA is an even-handed look at the poverty industry. A little even-handedness would have gone a long way in the Wall Street Journal's review.

What Joe Barton's Words Show Us About the Republican Party

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Congressman Joe Barton exposed, for all to see, the "DNA" of the Republican Party -- not just that they have a cozy relationship with big oil, but that they were really one and the same.

Bingy Talks; FBI Digs Up Body

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

A useful mob turncoat is supposed to be able to tell you where the bodies are buried and so far, sources tell Gang Land, Anthony (Bingy) Arillota is doing a heck of a job.

Berlusconi Criticizes Gomorrah, Says it is "Promotional Support" for Mafia

Nicola Orichuia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicola Orichuia

What Berlusconi doesn't understand, or maybe he's just pretending to not understand, is that the only way to fight mafia efficiently is to let people know about it.

iPad And iPhone Revolutionize Book Marketing, If You Know What To Do

Daily Finance | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Whether or not you think the iPad is the "magical and revolutionary device" Apple (AAPL) wants you to believe it is, the tablet computer has people ex...

Tax Day 2010: How The Income Tax Put Al Capone Behind Bars

Jonathan Eig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Eig

As this year's tax deadline approaches, let's skip the usual grumbling and look at the bright side: Income tax has helped the government put some of the country's most notorious criminals behind bars.

Gambling in Greater Cincinnati and Lotteries (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The video talks about the history of gambling in Greater Cincinnati and the author's connection to the subject. It also talks about the death of a Lakeland, Florida lottery winner, Abraham Shakespeare.

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

World's First Mafia Greeting Cards

Mark C. Miller | Posted 03.18.2010 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

There's a newcomer to the highly competitive greeting card market -- the Mafia! The powerful crime syndicate is coming out with its very own brand of greeting cards -- Killer Kardz.

Mafia Arrests By FBI In New York, Miami & Italy

AP | TOM HAYS and CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The FBI arrested a reputed U.S. mobster Wednesday on charges he provided protection for a Sicilian counterpart mapping out criminal t...

Gotti Blows Up At Witness, Calls Him "Punk" In Middle Of Trial

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — John "Junior" Gotti's anger toward a former close friend who now blames him for a trail of organized crime violence exploded Thursday at ...

Race Riots Grip Italian Town Rosarno, and Mafia Is Suspected

nytimes.com | RACHEL DONADIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME -- More than a thousand African workers were put aboard buses and trains in the southern Italian region of Calabria over the weekend and shipped ...

Death Sentence For Chinese Mob Bosses 'Hammerhead' and 'Spicy Qin'

AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANGZHOU, China — Two mob bosses – nicknamed the "Hammerhead" and "Spicy Qin" – have been sentenced to death for murder and illegal...

Loose Lips Sink Ships, But Should John Gotti Jr. Have Testified In Order To Avoid Another Hung Jury?

Joseph DiBenedetto | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joseph DiBenedetto

As a defense attorney who has followed the case and once represented Peter Gotti, I can't help but wonder, "Would there have been a different result if John Gotti testified on his own behalf?"

Victoria Gotti Unleashes Tirade After Judge Dismisses Two Jurors

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — John "Junior" Gotti's mother unleashed a profanity-laced tirade Wednesday after a judge dismissed two anonymous jurors at her son's r...

Witness: Gotti Shot, Stabbed People Who Made Fun Of Him

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — As his sister Victoria Gotti began a book tour like a celebrity author, John "Junior" Gotti sat in court, portrayed as a merciless ki...

Henry Hill, "Goodfellas" Mobster, Blames Alcohol For Arrest

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ST. LOUIS — A gangster-turned-FBI informant whose exploits were the basis of the 1990 Martin Scorsese mob film "Goodfellas" said Tuesday his str...

Italian Police Arrest 94 Mafia Suspects: Reports

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Italian police have broken up a major mafia clan, arresting 74 people and seizing businesses, land, race horses and a London-based online...

Mobster Domenico Raccuglia, 'The Veterinarian,' Is Arrested In Italy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Police captured one of Sicily's top Mafia fugitives on Sunday, dealing a stiff blow to the island's Cosa Nostra crime syndicate, Italian ...

Punishing the Health Insurance Cartel for Extortion and Fraud

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If there was any lingering doubt about the ethical bankruptcy of the health care cartel, we now have incontrovertible evidence in the form of a new report commissioned by the health insurance lobby.

NRA Targets Bloomberg, New Yorkers In Commercial For Bob McDonnell (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The NRA is taking aim at Mayor Bloomberg, New Yorkers, and apparently the mafia (who one would think would be some of the gun rights group's biggest s...

Frank "Frankie Camp" Campione To Son: 'You Came From My Balls And You Should Have Known Better'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Talk about a low blow. Accusing his son Michael of talking to the FBI, mobster Frank "Frankie Camp" Campione wrote to him, "You are my son and you ...

"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...

Costanzo Apice, Suspected Camorra Hitman, Arrested Over CCTV Killing (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in Naples, Italy have arrested a suspect in a killing last May that was caught on Closed-Circuit Television. Frustrated with a lack of leads, N...