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  • Italy: Mafia and Migrant Gangs Running Heroin and Prostitution Rings Together

    06/28/2017 9:06:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Nigerian migrant gangs are collaborating with the Sicilian Mafia in the organisation of prostitution rackets and the heroin trade, according to Italian police sources. An investigative report by The Times reveals that machete-wielding gangsters calling themselves ‘the Vikings’ have now taken the lead in trafficking of around 8,000 prostitutes a year into Palermo, a port city which has become one of the major landing grounds for hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants. The Vikings have displaced a rival organisation called the Black Axe, which The Times described as a Europe-wide operation which uses “voodoo rites” to intimidate African women into...
  • Sweet song by Al Capone being sold at auction

    06/24/2017 9:39:45 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 24, 2017 | AP
    Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by John Gotti, and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Boston-based RR Auction. The musical piece entitled "Humoresque" shows Capone's softer side. Written when Capone was in Alcatraz in the 1930s, it contains the lines: "You thrill and fill this heart of mine, with gladness like a soothing symphony, over the air, you gently float,...
  • Judge Asks US to Defend Secrecy of Trump Associate's History

    03/21/2016 9:51:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2016 | Jeff Horwitz
    A federal judge has asked the Obama administration to shield from public disclosure court records related to the once-secret criminal history of a former Donald Trump business partner. In an unusual order prompted by an unsealing request from The Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan said that unless the Justice Department acts before April 18, he will decide whether to make the court files public under the assumption that federal prosecutors don't care. The case involves Felix Sater, a Trump business associate who pleaded guilty in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme in the late 1990s and cooperated...
  • Who is 'El Chapo' Guzman, Public Enemy Number One?

    02/15/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Tarm
    A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars. The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he's the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city. "Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed...
  • Italy dissolves four town councils over mafia infiltration

    05/13/2017 6:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 12 May 2017 09:58 CEST+02:00
    The Italian government on Thursday dissolved four town councils due to evidence of mafia infiltration. The affected towns were Laureana di Borrello, Bova Marina, and Gioia Taura, all located in Reggio Calabria at the toe of Italy’s boot, as well as San Felice a Cancello in Caserta, Campania. […] Government-appointed commissions will take over council duties, the ministry said, and local elections scheduled for June 11th will no longer take place in two of the Sicilian towns. […] In 2016, the government disbanded the local council of Corleone because of suspected mafia infiltration of the Sicilian town which helped inspire...
  • Some Dems think they’ve found the perfect person to challenge Trump in 2020

    04/16/2017 5:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 16, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    Immediately following Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat against Donald Trump in November, many in the Democratic Party suggested the DNC failed because it chose a well-connected, corrupt, establishment candidate in an election cycle that heavily favored political outsiders. Consequently, many in the Democratic Party called on DNC leaders to find and promote candidates that could better represent middle-class working Americans. However, the early front-runner in the 2020 race to be Clinton’s successor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), seems to fit the establishment mold much closer than the kind of candidate you would expect a party to pick that’s looking to...
  • Mobster’s son says ISIS gives Mafia chance to show its ‘good side’

    The son of infamous mob figure John Gambino says the La Cosa Nostra is ready to fight ISIS in New York City — and that the Mafia can do a better job of protecting the city from terror attacks than the NYPD. Giovanni Gambino said during an interview with NBC that “the rise of global terrorism gives the Mafia a chance to show its good side.” “We make sure our friends and families are protected from extremists and terrorists, especially . . . the Islamic State,” Gambino said. http://nypost.com/2015/11/23/the-mafia-is-prepared-to-protect-new-york-city-from-isis/
  • The Man Who Had To Be Elected Pope

    04/02/2017 9:39:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 44 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 2, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    02 apr The Man Who Had To Be Elected Pope > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*Mission accomplished. After four years of pontificate, this is the assessment that has been made by the cardinals who brought Jorge Mario Bergoglio to election as pope.The operation that produced the Francis phenomenon arises from a long time ago, as far back as 2002, when for the first time "L'Espresso" discovered and wrote that the then little-known archbishop of Buenos Aires had leapt to the top of the candidates for the papacy, the real ones, not the...
  • Lighten the Load with a Laugh;)

    03/23/2017 2:58:27 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 48 replies
    unknown | 3/23/2017 | self
    Why Italians Can't be Paramedics ... Vinny and Sal are out in the woods hunting when suddenly Sal grabs his chest and falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing; his eyes are rolled back in his head. Vinny whips out his cell phone and calls 911. He tells the operator, "I think Sal is dead! What should I do? The operator, in a calm soothing voice says, "Just take it easy and follow my instructions. First, let's make sure he's dead.” There is a silence. And then a gun shot is heard. Vinny's voice comes back on...
  • Kellyanne Conway's New Jersey roots involve grandfather's alleged mob ties

    03/22/2017 3:32:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 22, 2017 | Elizalbeth Elizalde
    Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, is so New Jersey that her Secret Service codename is "Blueberry," but what many may not know, is her grandfather allegedly belonged to the Mafia in the 80s. Jimmy "The Brute" DiNatale, Conway's late grandfather, allegedly had mob ties and was a "significant criminal associate" of Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo - the heir to the Bruno crime family based in Philadelphia, according to a memorial service page and law enforcement officials who spoke to the Philly Voice. [Snip] DiNatale - who appeared not to have a criminal record - was born in Trenton in...
  • Mafia godfathers can't be church godfathers, bishop rules [Sicily]

    03/18/2017 10:02:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 17 March 2017 16:56 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A bishop in Sicily has banned known mafia criminals from acting as godfathers at baptisms in churches in his diocese. Michele Pennisi, bishop of Monreale, near Palermo, said Friday he had issued a decree to that effect in a bid to challenge any notion that the bosses of organized crime have a paternalistic side to them. “The mafia has always taken the term ‘Godfather’ from the Church to give its bosses an air of religious respectability, whereas in fact the two worlds are completely incompatible,” the bishop told AFP. Pennisi’s diocese includes Corleone, a vendetta-haunted village inland from Palermo which...
  • The Obama Mafia Funneled Money Extorted By The DOJ From Settlements To Progressive Groups

    03/07/2017 6:55:03 AM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Remember the movie THE GODFATHER? The Mafia went from business to business extorting money from those businesses, and, of course, they paid to stay in business. Obama and his DOJ/Loretta Lynch did the very same thing to those they charged. I would say they could charge whomever they pleased, and then settlements were made. That money legally belonged to the American taxpayer, but you know where it went? Obama used it to funnel funds to Progressive groups like the National Council of La Raza. We will talk about La Raza to understand what kind of people your taxpayer dollars funded....
  • The EU Is Operating Like A Mafia Family: Extortion and Strong-Arming Are The New Politics

    02/23/2017 7:41:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Extortion, loan-sharking and protection rackets are all part of the Mafia’s “Business Model”, it seems that the European Union has adopted this model in its Brexit negotiations with the U.K. After Jean Claude Juncker’s (President) announcement that Britain should pay 50 Billion Pounds to leave the EU club (family), is it any wonder that the Brits are starting to see the EU federalists as a “Godfatheresque” criminal organization.
  • Top 10 crime families of America

    11/13/2016 2:47:12 PM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    top yaps ^ | unknown date | Arun Thakur
    NOTE: this was apparently written before labeling the Clinton Crime Family as such ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Going a little back into the history of crime, especially crime in America in the recent one century, you will realize that much of it is attributed to organizations run by crime families, where crime in disguised forms is the family business. And, despite the fact that their presence has been fading away, they still retain their power and their authority. Given below is the list of the top 10 crime families of America. Read on! 10. Lucchese crime family: The Lucchese Family is one of...
  • Why Hillary and Bill are the Mafia Mobsters of US politics

    11/07/2016 4:03:25 AM PST · by crazycat · 10 replies
    James Kallstrom, former head of the FBI’s New York office, is the man who brought to justice the notorious mob boss John Gotti, the Teflon Don. So when he calls Bill and Hillary Clinton members of a ‘crime family’ it’s fair to assume he knows what he’s talking about. In a radio interview, Kallstrom described Hillary as a ‘pathological liar’ and said of the couple’s ‘charitable’ Clinton Foundation: ‘It’s like organised crime, really. The foundation is a cesspool.’ Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3911516/Why-Hillary-Bill-Mafia-mobsters-politics-s-dodged-bullet-brilliant-dispatch-RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-reveals-voters-revulsion-stench-corruption-won-t-away.html#ixzz4PJy5Ow5c Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • FOX'S BILL O'REILLY SPOOKS THE STARS /Al-Jazeera Broadcasting DNC Convention

    07/29/2004 11:49:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 2,194+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 7/30/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    BILL O'Reilly's on-air showdown with lefty hero Michael Moore may have pro vided the biggest fireworks of the care fully crafted coronation known as the Democratic National Convention, so it's no surprise that the Fox News Channel star caused a stir at the Creative Coalition bash at Louis Boston the other night. PAGE SIX's Chris Wilson reports O'Reilly seemed like a skunk at the picnic in the VIP section, where diehard Dems Leon ardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Bianca Jagger, Richard Schiff, Billy Bal dwin, Alyssa Milano, Ellen Burstyn and Richard Kind passed through during a performance by the Red Hot...
  • Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in anti-mafia raid [near Naples]

    10/01/2016 7:49:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    sky.com ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | staff reporter
    Police carrying out a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago. The masterpieces - Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen - were painted by the Dutch artist early in his career. "They're safe," said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger. "I no longer dared to hope that I could ever say that, after so many years."
  • Historic Beverly Hills mansion where The Godfather was filmed for sale ~ $195 million

    09/07/2016 2:21:26 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 28 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 09/07/216 | Regina F. Graham
    The Beverly House is located just a few blocks from Sunset Boulevard and is set on six acres of land. The sprawling estate, built in the 1920s, appears in several films including The Bodyguard - The Kennedys, Rihanna and the Prince of Monaco are among the property's famous guests. Estate includes a 50,000 square foot house, cascading waterfalls and a two-story library...
  • Italian government: Corleone's City Hall is Mafia-infested

    08/10/2016 3:15:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2016 3:25 PM EDT
    The Italian government believes Mafiosi have infiltrated the local administration of Corleone, the Sicilian town which inspired the fictional crime clan’s name in “The Godfather” novel and movie. Premier Matteo Renzi’s Cabinet on Wednesday dissolved Corleone’s municipal government and put its City Hall under temporary control of the interior ministry. …
  • 1975 Jimmy Hoffa vanishes (This day in History)

    07/31/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing in Detroit, Michigan. He was last seen alive in a parking lot outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant the previous afternoon. To this day, Hoffa’s fate remains a mystery, although many believe that he was murdered by organized crime figures. By the time of his disappearance, Hoffa had a long and murky career in union politics. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he became the main focus of government investigations into corruption. In 1962, Hoffa faced misdemeanor charges in Tennessee. He managed to get a mistrial but was convicted two years...