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"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...

Italy: Naples Police Release Mafia Murder Video (VIDEO)

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Michael Day in Rome | The Independent Even by the mafia's brutal standards, the killing of a man smoking a cigarette outside a central Naples bar in ...

Vito Pipitone: Alleged Mafia Associate Arrested While On Honeymoon In Honolulu

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HONOLULU — An alleged Mafia associate was arrested on racketeering charges while on his honeymoon in Honolulu. Twenty-seven-year-old Vito Pipit...

African Immigrants In Italy: Slave Labor For The Mafia

TIME | Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Xenophobes in homogenous European countries often complain that immigrants will erase their most precious cultural norms. The race riots in southern I...

Victoria Gotti Talks Junior Gotti's Secret Mafia Ceremony

nydailynews.com | By Helen Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

John A. (Junior) Gotti became a Mafia "made man" on Christmas Eve 1988 in a shadowy blood ceremony that he compared to joining nobility, his sister re...

Victoria Gotti Admits John Gotti Was a Killer

people.com | Michael Y. Park | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Mafia Assassin Gets Life For WTC, Kennedy Airport Murders

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An aging hit man once used as an enforcer by mob boss John Gotti has been sentenced to life in prison for four cold-blooded killings....

Italian Mafia 'Sunk Toxic Waste'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Italian authorities have begun investigating a shipwreck allegedly containing toxic waste off the Calabrian coast, after claims it was deliberately su...

Robot Hunts Toxic Waste Dumped By Mafia Off Italian Coast

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROME — Italian authorities have dispatched a robot submarine with a video camera to a shipwreck off the Calabrian coast to see if if it's carryi...

Mafia Accused Of Creating Berlusconi Sex Scandal

Times London | Josephine McKenna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A key coalition partner in Silvio Berlusconi's Government said yesterday he believed that the Mafia had orchestrated the sex scandal engulfing the Pri...

Mob May Seek a Cut of the Stimulus Pie

New York Times | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Everybody is looking for stimulus money. From bridge builders to food stamp recipients, from roofers to subway riders, from teachers to housing proje...

Godmothers Rise Among Naples Mafia

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAPLES, Italy — They go by such nicknames as "Fat Cat" and "Tomboy." Their simmering power struggles once drove them into the streets, guns blaz...

John "Junior" Gotti Will Not Face Death Penalty If Convicted

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government has decided not to seek the death penalty if John "Junior" Gotti is convicted. Gotti goes on trial Sept. 14 i...

"Corruption Shtick" in the Garden State

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Dezenhall

Philip Roth called it right when he said, "We now live in an age in which the imagination of the novelist lies helpless before what he knows he will read in tomorrow morning's newspaper."

Mafia-Tied Cafe From 'La Dolce Vita' Seized By Italian Police

AP | MARTA FALCONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Italian authorities on Wednesday seized about euro200 million ($284 million) in assets and businesses owned by a crime syndicate, includi...

Salvatore Miceli, "Mafia's Foreign Minister", Extradited From Venezuela To Italy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela deported a convicted European drug trafficker dubbed the "Mafia's foreign minister" to Italy on Tuesday, where he...

Giacomo Ieni: 'Sad' Mafia Boss Freed From Italian Prison Because He's Depressed

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Italian senator has demanded the government intervene after a convicted Mafia boss was freed from jail because he was suffering from depression....

Cigarette Smuggling Gang Indicted, Europe's Biggest Operation In Years

The Montenegro Connection | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"My little cat ... I'm going crazy without you .... You have repeatedly betrayed me, I think .... Little cat, when are you coming? ... I love you, lit...

Italy's Mafia Thrives In Global Financial Meltdown

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAPLES, Italy — While businesses around the world are hunkering down for survival, the Italian mob is living a golden moment. Italy's various o...

Mafia Seeks To Profit From Italy Quake Reconstruction: Official

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Organized crime syndicates have already moved into the central Italian region devastated by a quake this month and are looking to profit ...

Roberto Saviano: Mafia Out To Make A Killing From Italy Quake

The Independent | Peter Popham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Roberto Saviano, the best-selling author of Gomorrah, says the flood of aid money pouring into the earthquake-hit Abruzzo region risks making the area...

Fox And Friends Uses Former Mobster To Liken Dems To Mafia

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the March 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson hosted Michael Franzese, the former caporegime of...

Hillary Clinton and the Drug Cartel Violence in Mexico

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

What the Mexican citizens need are positive encounters with the state. This is the meaning of promoting a Culture of Lawfulness.

Financial Crisis Goes Global, Slams into Europe

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

People in the EU have politicized economic issues perhaps because of a more diverse media environment as well as the expectation that governments have a duty to protect their people.