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  • Harry Reid vs Frank Rosenthal

    02/15/2023 7:02:22 AM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    This clip is from 1979 Harry Reid vs Frank Rosenthal This clip of Rosenthal’s meltdown at a Gaming Commission meeting, then chaired by future senator Reid – taken from Ned Day and Robert Stoldal’s series “Mob on the Run” for KLAS TV – became the basis for a fictionalized scene in Casino (1996). Both Reid and Rosenthal survived subsequent car-bombing attempts. Rosenthal, who ran the Stardust, Fremont, Marina, and Hacienda casinos in the 70s, was formally banned from Nevada casinos in ‘87.
  • Italian Fugitive Edgardo Greco Tracked Down as Pizza Maker After 16 Years

    02/02/2023 1:12:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/3 | Paul Kirby
    A convicted Italian mafia killer on the run since 2006 has been caught in France, having hidden in plain sight as a pizza chef for at least three years. Edgardo Greco's capture in Saint-Étienne is the second high-profile mafia arrest by Italian authorities in a matter of weeks. Matteo Messina Denaro had been on the run for 30 years, when he was detained on a visit to a clinic in Sicily. Both men were wanted for carrying out grisly murders in the 1990s. While Messina Denaro was the "boss of bosses" for Sicily's notorious Cosa Nostra, Greco was part of...
  • Vera Liddell allegedly stole $1.5M in chicken wings from Illinois schools

    01/31/2023 11:45:45 AM PST · by dennisw · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 31, 2023 | By Ben Kesslen
    his is not the way to get ready for the Super Bowl. The food service director of an impoverished Illinois school district was charged with stealing $1.5 million of food — most of which was chicken wings. Vera Liddell, 66, alleging began stealing from the Harvey School District during the heigh of COVID-19, local TV station WGN station reported. The station reported that Liddell ordered more than 11,000 cases of chicken wings for the district with school funds, but took all the poultry for herself. “The food was never brought to the school or provided to the students,” court records...
  • 500 ATMs blown up by migrant gangs in Germany in 2022, setting a new record

    01/18/2023 7:25:54 AM PST · by cutty · 45 replies
    REMIX NEWS ^ | January 16, 2023 | JOHN CODY
    Organized demolition crews, mostly made up of Moroccan migrants, are putting German lives at risk with their high-explosive ATM heists ... Organized criminal gangs active in the Netherlands and France, mostly made up of Moroccan migrants, are blowing up ATMs in Germany at a record pace in highly professional robbery operations. In 2022, government statistics indicate that they blew up 500 such machines, with statistically more than one machine being blown up every day. Cash remains popular with Germans, and to feed this demand, banks operate nearly 100,000 ATMs located throughout the country, with the machines routinely containing between €50,000...
  • Biden admin moves to ban gas stoves in war against fossil fuels...US Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr said, "This is a hidden hazard" and "Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned."

    01/10/2023 12:42:49 PM PST · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | January 10, 2023 | Joshua Young
    The Biden administration is looking into banning gas stoves, used in roughly 40 percent of American households, to "reduce climate-warming emissions (such as from methane) that exacerbate climate change" as the EPA and WHO claim that the gas stoves emit pollutants that are connected to respiratory illness According to Bloomberg, US Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr said, "This is a hidden hazard" and "Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned." Bloomberg reports that "peer-reviewed research published last month" connected 12 percent of asthma cases in American children to emissions...
  • Gross incompetence in prison preceded brutal killing of Whitey Bulger, watchdog finds

    12/07/2022 5:32:40 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 07, 2022 | Ryan King
    Ahead of his transfer to a West Virginia prison, inmates there traded bets over how much time mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger had left to live, illustrating how well-known his location was around the time of his move, a Justice Department watchdog found. A remarkable flurry of mishaps and bureaucratic blunders preceded the ill-fated transfer as officials in the federal Bureau of Prisons took minimal security precautions, despite Bulger being a renowned informant to law enforcement, according to the watchdog report. But the DOJ's inspector general report stopped short of accusing BOP workers of acting maliciously. "We found that did...
  • ‘White Rich Boy Justice’: Family Rages as Florida Cannibal Killer Austin Harrouff May Be Free Again

    11/28/2022 3:18:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 28, 2022 | Selim Algar
    A cannibalistic double-murderer from Florida could end up walking the streets again — without ever going to trial. Former Florida State University fraternity member Austin Harrouff, 25, was deemed not guilty by reason of insanity Monday after randomly hacking John Stevens and his wife Michelle Mischon to death with a machete in 2016. Deputies said they found Harrouff kneeling over Stevens and gnawing on his face, noting that he spit out pieces of flesh before being taken into custody.
  • On this day in history, Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, 35th president, is assassinated

    11/22/2022 7:16:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2022 | Maureen Mackey
    n this day in history, Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy — the 35th president of the United States — was assassinated while riding in an open-car motorcade in downtown Dallas, Texas. The shocking event of 59 years ago happened near the end of JFK's third year as president. Riding in the same car as Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy was Texas Gov. John B. Connally, as well as Connally's wife, Nellie Connally. That same day, the suspect in the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president that day...
  • Samsung, TSMC in US patent infringement investigation

    10/18/2022 6:58:57 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 9 replies
    Samsung and TSMC are facing an investigation by the US International Trade Commission (USITC) over allegations of patent infringement involving chips and mobile devices containing those chips. The USITC said that it will begin an investigation based on a complaint filed by Daedalus Prime LLC of Bronxville, New York, in September. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the import into the US of semiconductor devices, and mobile devices containing those chips, which allegedly infringe patents claimed by the company. According to the USITC's notice of investigation [PDF], the patent infringement claims cover...
  • Meghan McCain responds to ‘bile trash’ from Kari Lake about John McCain

    11/08/2022 9:15:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2022 | CHLOE FOLMAR
    Political analyst Meghan McCain, the daughter of former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), responded on Monday to comments made by Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R) about her father, calling them “bile trash.” “Everyone has been asking me for comment on this bile trash from Kari Lake,” wrote McCain over Twitter in response to an article discussing Lake’s remarks. Lake referred to McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee for president who died of cancer in 2018, as a “loser” at a campaign event on Friday. “We don’t have any McCain Republicans in here, do we?” former television anchor Lake asked the event’s...
  • 'Joe was centered on the returns in the family coffers.' Whistleblower claims Hunter and then-VP Biden were part of a group call to discuss online gambling venture in Latin America - the president talking like he was chairman of the board

    11/07/2022 8:00:17 PM PST · by TBP · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12:56 EST, 7 November 2022 | UPDATED: 17:25 EST, 7 November 2022 | JOSH BOSWELL
    Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter's foreign business deals while he was Vice President, a new whistleblower with direct knowledge claims. The whistleblower has identified themselves to Senate investigators but asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals. The informant says they were party to a 2012 conference call involving then-VP Joe, Hunter, 52, his business partner Jeff Cooper, 53, late Senate majority leader Harry Reid and his son Key Reid, 48, who was also in business with Hunter. The Spring 2012 call was about Hunter, Key and Jeff's new venture into online gambling in Latin America, the...
  • The Reputational Shift of Italian American Stereotypes As Analyzed by the Italian American Reputation Lab (IARL)

    11/04/2022 4:08:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Reputational Shift of Italian American Stereotypes As Analyzed by the Italian American Reputation Lab (IARL) Complete report presented October 29th 2022, at the National Italian American Foundation Gala Washington DC F. Fasano and U. Mucci for We The Italians, R. Allegrini Niaf President, D. Ippolito and N. Vidali for Zwan and Reputation Research (Photo: Business Wire) F. Fasano and U. Mucci for We The Italians, R. Allegrini Niaf President, D. Ippolito and N. Vidali for Zwan and Reputation Research (Photo: Business Wire) F. Fasano and U. Mucci for We The Italians, R. Allegrini Niaf President, D. Ippolito and N....
  • Italian Mafia Kingpin Captured in Argentina - Police

    11/01/2022 2:54:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 31, 2022
    Argentina's federal police arrested a top Italian mobster on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the security agency said in a statement Monday, bringing a years-long manhunt to an end. Carmine Alfonso Maiorano, a 68-year-old leader of the Italian 'Ndrangheta mafia, was captured last Wednesday in the town of Guernica in the province of Buenos Aires, the statement said. The Italian-born Maiorano has been accused by international authorities of carrying out drug trafficking and arms trafficking operations between Latin America and Europe.
  • Louis Gigante, Bronx priest and brother of mob boss, dead at 90

    10/28/2022 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/24/22
    The Bronx priest whose brother was oddball Genovese crime-family boss Vincent “The Chin’’ Gigante has died at age 90. The Rev. Louis Gigante, who once headed up the South East Bronx Community Organization and served as a city councilman in the 1970s, was known for his vociferous defense of his Mafioso brother. Louis Gigante, who died last week, was described by The Post in 1975 as a “priest who plays power politics instead of bingo.” At the time, he told The Post his old-school party-machine politics were “a question of power. “People have to eat,” Louis said. Born the youngest...
  • For the sixth time this year, human remains were found at Lake Mead

    10/28/2022 6:33:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct. 27, 2022 | Tim Stelloh
    Foul play is not suspected, a park spokesperson said Thursday.More human remains were found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada, marking the sixth discovery this year at the country's largest reservoir, a spokesperson for the federal park said Thursday. The skeletal remains were found in Callville Bay, an area roughly 30 miles east of Las Vegas, after a diver found what appeared to be a human bone on Oct. 17, the spokesperson said in an email. A National Park Service dive team carried out a full search the next day and confirmed a finding of skeletal remains, the...
  • Former FBI agent convicted of accepting $150K in bribes to provide confidential information

    10/05/2022 9:05:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2022
    Former CA agent helped a man tied to organized crime learn if his associates were under investigation ... A former FBI agent in Northern California who handled national security issues was convicted Tuesday of accepting at least $150,000 in gifts and cash bribes to provide confidential information to a man with organized crime ties, prosecutors said. Babak Broumand, 56, of Lafayette, was found guilty in Los Angeles of conspiracy, bribery of a public official and monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. He could face 15 to 45 years in...
  • Ex-Nevada Deputy Attorney General Arrested in 1972 Murder of Teen Girl in Hawaii

    09/17/2022 8:17:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 16, 2022 | Allie Griffin
    A former Nevada deputy attorney general who was tied to the infamous Mustang Ranch brothel has been arrested in the brutal murder of a teenage girl 50 years ago in Hawaii. Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, was arrested in Reno and has been charged with second-degree murder after DNA evidence linked him to the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Nancy Anderson in 1972. Anderson — who had moved to the island state after graduating high school in Michigan a year earlier — was stabbed more than 60 times inside her Waikiki apartment on Jan. 7, 1972, police said.
  • The Immorality of ‘The Godfather’

    09/13/2022 6:28:36 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 61 replies
    The Compact ^ | 9 Sep 2022 | Michael Anton
    The ostensible premise of The Godfather, the film version of which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is that American society is so prejudiced against Italians that extraordinary men such as Vito and Michael Corleone have no choice but to turn to crime. In a way, then, author Mario Puzo was a kind of goombah Ibram X. Kendi, director Francis Ford Coppola the dago Ava DuVernay, and The Godfather the guinea 12 Years a Slave. If you doubt my claim, consider two scenes. In the first, Michael, back from hiding in Sicily, finally decides to get married (again) and so...
  • UPS Threatens to Cancel Service for Most of the Gun Industry

    09/11/2022 9:57:46 AM PDT · by thegagline · 86 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 09/09/2022 | John Crump
    UPS has stepped up its anti-gun campaign by requiring online sellers to ship an average of 50 handguns daily to use its 2nd Day Air service. Sellers who do not ship at least 350 handguns a week risk losing their shipping accounts. Under the new agreement, UPS is only required to give customers a ten-day notice before cutting them off from the shipping service. The volume necessary means that most online retailers and manufacturers are now cut off from shipping guns through the carrier unless the handgun is shipped using the expensive Next Day Air service. The notice was sent...
  • ‘The Godfather’ Not Welcome at Famed San Gennaro Feast in Little Italy

    09/10/2022 10:27:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 10, 2022 | Angela Barbuti
    “In our rules, nobody can sell anything with ‘The Godfather’ or mobsters or anything that denigrates Italians,” John Fratta, a member of the committee that runs the iconic Little Italy festival, held from Sept. 15 to 25, told The Post. “We don’t need people thinking that the mob is running the feast.” The 2016 decree was added to its vendor rules — and store owners in the area were told that if they want to still peddle the items, they must only be sold inside their shops. “It’s gone. We don’t want that crap there,” he said of the mob-orabilia.