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  • Thomas D' Alesandro Jr. Part 01 of 01 (fbi vault of Pelosi's father)

    01/10/2021 8:54:08 AM PST · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    fbi ^ | 1/6/2021 | fbi
    https://vault.fbi.gov/thomas-dalesandro-jr/thomas-d-alesandro-jr.-part-01-of-01/view
  • Global defense contractor IT expert testifies in Italian court he and others switched votes in the U.S. presidential race

    01/06/2021 2:22:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 54 replies
    noqreport ^ | January 6, 2021
    This blockbuster press release, if true, is the "MOAB"—Mother Of All Bombshells—that should break open the entire election fraud scheme. Is this it? We'll see. by Guest Post January 6, 2021 Rome, Italy (January 5, 2021) – An employee of the 8th largest global defense contractor, Leonardo SpA, provided a shocking deposition detailing his role in the most elaborate criminal act affecting a US election. Corroborating the DNI Ratcliff’s report of international intrusion, Arturo D’elio outlined the scheme that proved successful in using Leonardo computer systems and military satellites located in Pescara, Italy. Recent reports of a hack at Leonardo...
  • Judge Killed by Mafia to be Beatified

    12/24/2020 8:34:57 PM PST · by xomething · 5 replies
    On a pastoral visit to Sicily in 1993, Pope John Paul II called Livatino a “martyr of justice and indirectly of faith.” VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Rosario Livatino, a judge who was brutally killed by the mafia on his commute to work at a courthouse in Sicily thirty years ago. The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints announced Dec. 22 that the pope had approved a decree of Livatino’s martyrdom “in hatred of the faith,” paving the way for the judge’s beatification. Before his murder at the age of 37 on Sept. 21,...
  • Cold Case: NYSP investigating 1991 discovery of skeletal remains in Town of Lewiston

    12/22/2020 9:13:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WIVB ^ | Dec 22, 2020 | Troy Licastro
    New York State Police continue to investigate the 1991 discovery of skeletal remains of an unidentified man in Niagara County 29 years ago. Police say on Saturday, June 22, 1991, at 5:04 p.m., two teens in the Town of Lewiston found the remains as they were picking berries in a wooded area off Black Nose Spring Road, located on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation. The body was found in an 11-foot ravine, about 30 feet from the road’s edge. Authorities tell News 4 the man was bound with a cord, and his mouth had been gagged with a washcloth. The manner...
  • No Bull! Ex-Gambino family underboss Sammy Gravano’s new podcast debuting this week

    12/16/2020 8:18:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/16 | Larry McShane
    One-time Gambino crime family executioner Sammy “The Bull” Gravano’s new podcast arrives with a bang this week. The former underboss to John Gotti premieres his new venture Wednesday, the 35th anniversary of the holiday season mob hit on family boss Paul Castellano outside Sparks Steakhouse in Midtown. SNIP “I think (Gotti) single-handedly destroyed the Mafia,” Gravano told the Daily News in a recent interview. “I think he made every mistake you could make." The Apple podcast extends Gravano’s social media presence. The confessed killer of 19 is already out and about on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Judge Gives Residency to Migrant Who Set Village on Fire, Killing Multiple People

    12/13/2020 6:07:05 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    The migrant arrived in Italy in 2016 but was initially denied asylum by the Bologna Territorial Commission in September of 2018. He then appealed the decision to the Bologna court, which granted him a residency permit on humanitarian grounds late last month. According to a report from newspaper Il Giornale, the migrant admitted to setting a large part of his village on fire. He told judges that he had worked in the fields of his village after two years at an Islamic school, and one day he set dry grass on fire which spread to nearby houses due to heavy...
  • When Life Gives You Lemons...Start The Mafia?

    11/05/2020 9:44:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    NPR ^ | November 5, 2020
    And so today on the show, we are going to pause for a break, and we're going to re-air a really fun episode, one of our all-time favorites from the early days of THE INDICATOR a few years back. It's about the origins of the Sicilian Mafia. Here it is. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON, BYLINE: NPR. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) GARCIA: The year's 1872, and the landlord of a lemon farm just outside of Palermo in Sicily is having trouble with a local Mafioso. STACEY VANEK SMITH: The landlord is a surgeon named Gaspare Galati. And the Mafioso...
  • Former International UAW President Charged With Conspiring to Embezzle Union Funds

    08/29/2020 2:05:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    justice.gov ^ | August 27, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Michigan
    Dennis Williams, the former President of the international United Auto Workers union, was charged today in a Criminal Information with conspiring with other UAW officials to embezzle UAW funds announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.Joining in the announcement were Irene Lindow, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, Steven M. D’Antuono, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sarah Kull, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan office of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, and Thomas Murray, District Director, U.S. Department...
  • Feds: Long Island lawyer ripped off $107 million from lottery winners

    08/18/2020 9:26:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    Newsday ^ | 08-19-2020 | Robert E. Kessler
    A Long Island attorney who specializes in representing people who won major lottery jackpots was arrested by the FBI Tuesday, along with a soldier in the Genovese organized crime family, on charges of ripping off the winners of three lotteries for a total of $107 million, federal prosecutors said. The three alleged victims, who were not named by prosecutors, were described as the winners of a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot; a $245 million Powerball jackpot, and a $150 million jackpot, officials said. Jason Kurland, 45, of Dix Hills, who bills himself as “The Lottery Lawyer,” was charged in federal...
  • MASKS! Folks, let a surgeon of 30 years teach you about MASKS.

    08/13/2020 10:55:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 153 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/14/2020 | Doc Graham
    Daniel Horowitz Retweeted       Replying to @Hi5HANK @RMConservativeand@thehill
  • Louisville Black Lives Matter Using 'Mafia Tactics' on Hispanic Business Owners

    08/02/2020 4:28:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August, 2020 | Rick Moran
    The Louisville cadre of Black Lives Matter activists sent a letter to many downtown businesses demanding they “diversify” their employees. But at least one Cuban-American business owner objected to the threatening tone of the letter and posted his displeasure on Facebook. Fernando Martinez owns a restaurant group with several Hispanic eateries. He accused BLM of using “mafia tactics” and explained his position. “There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in,” Martinez wrote in a public Facebook post. “… All good people need...
  • Shakedown: BLM Demands Cut Of Louisville Business Profits For Protection

    08/03/2020 4:34:51 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8-3-2020 | Robert Kraychik
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters issued “social justice” and “black liberation” demands regarding “diversity” to a restaurant owner in Louisville, KY, including a directive for “donations” to organizations run by non-whites. Listed demands from a BLM affiliate in Louisville include racial quotas for staff and ownership of business suppliers, donations to organizations run by non-whites, and adjustment to dress codes. The posters used the acronym “BIPOC” (“black or indigenous persons of color”) as a euphemism for non-white persons: 23% of Staff is BIPOC in Front of House 23% of inventory is from BIPOC retailer(s) Regular donations to BIPOC organization Dress...
  • Think twice before heading to the airport with that huge wad of cash

    07/29/2020 7:04:40 AM PDT · by edwinland · 69 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | July 26, 2020 | Matthew Spina
    When he heads to airports now, Samuel Haile thinks of that day at Buffalo's airport a few years ago. The government took $12,000 from his carry-on and wouldn't give it back. Haile was not charged with a crime ... Dozens of passengers have suffered such a loss in recent years in Buffalo. With an X-ray machine, a screener spots a dense mass in a piece of luggage. If it's an unusually large sum of cash, the government takes it on the suspicion that it's drug money. At Buffalo and every other airport in the country, the TSA screens bags and...
  • Murdered mob boss Pat Musitano symbolized Ontario's Mafia with his gangster chic — and the mayhem that shadowed him

    07/12/2020 9:39:47 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 17 replies
    Saltwire Network ^ | 12 July 2020 | Adrian Humphreys
    Mafia boss Pasquale (Pat) Musitano, who struggled to push his Hamilton-based mob family to greater underworld power, was shot dead Friday in a parking lot four kilometres from where he will likely be buried alongside his kin. Musitano, 53, knew he was the target of determined enemies. A year ago, he was shot in a similar way, in a parking lot beside his hulking, armour-plated SUV. He was pierced by four bullets, then, including his head, but while people wondered if he was paralyzed or brain damaged, he was actually sitting up in a chair complaining of the hospital’s food...
  • AFL-CIO president backs foreign worker visa restructuring to protect American wages: 'We've been saying this for 10 years. ... These visa laws don't work,' Trumka says

    06/23/2020 9:14:09 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 23, 2020 | Evie Fordham
    President Trump's executive order temporarily expanding immigration restrictions to include guest-worker programs does not go far enough, the president of the nation's largest union group said on Tuesday. "Don't just do this temporarily," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told "Mornings with Maria." "Let's do this and make it a sane system so when there's a real need we can get people, but when there isn't a real need we shouldn't be able to bring people in to lower the wages of American workers." The order Trump signed Monday is meant to open more opportunities for Americans grappling with unemployment amid the...
  • New Jersey ranked least patriotic state in America (New Hampshire #1)

    06/22/2020 6:21:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 22, 2020 | By Aaron Feis
    Thinking about holding your Fourth of July blowout in New Jersey? Better think again. The Garden State is the least patriotic state in the US, according to a new ranking released Monday by financial advice Web site WalletHub.com. Measuring 13 metrics on military and civic engagement — including veteran residents per capita, percentage of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election and rates of volunteerism — the study ranked Jersey dead last among the 50 states.
  • Mafia could be big winner in coronavirus-ravaged Italy

    03/31/2020 7:26:05 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 18 replies
    CTV ^ | March 29, 2020 | Ella Ide and Ljubomir Milasin
    ROME, ITALY -- As Italy mourns thousands of coronavirus dead, and survivors brace for life in an economic wasteland, one rung of society looks to win big: organized crime. "The Italian mafia can turn threats into opportunities," top government anti-mafia investigator Giuseppe Governale told AFP. Over 10,000 people have died in Italy of the flu-like disease, which has forced the country into a lockdown that is devastating the eurozone's third largest economy. From the historic Cosa Nostra in Sicily, to the immensely powerful 'Ndrangheta in Calabria and trigger-happy Camorra in Naples, Italy's mafias were "caught on the back foot (by...
  • Joseph Gambino, Mafia Ruler of NYC’s Garment District, Dead at 83

    03/20/2020 12:12:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2020 | Jerry Capeci
    Joseph Gambino, the easy-going son of Mafia don Carlo Gambino who became a millionaire businessman thanks to his father’s crime family clout — but who steered clear of the rest of the family business — died of natural causes last month at the age of 83. Gambino and his older brother Thomas were longtime owners and operators of numerous Garment District trucking companies. The family’s chokehold on the trucks that filled the West Side streets where the city’s rag trade once thrived was so total that competitors who tried to park their own rigs risked flat tires — or worse...
  • John ‘Sonny’ Franzese, Legendary New York Mobster, Dead at 103

    03/11/2020 12:00:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 24, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Legendary New York mobster John “Sonny” Franzese, the former underboss of the Colombo crime family, has died at 103, according to TMZ. As a younger man, according to Mafia lore, Franzese was a big spender and a regular at New York’s Copacabana nightclub, where he hobnobbed with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. He also provided financing for the classic 1972 porn film “Deep Throat.”
  • Former UAW President Gary Jones charged with embezzling over $1 million

    03/05/2020 5:20:21 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 3/5/2020 | staff
    Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones was charged on Thursday with embezzling more than $1 million as part of a US corruption probe that has raised the specter of the federal government taking over the labor union. Jones, who spearheaded the UAW’s contract negotiations late last year with Detroit auto giants as well as a 40-day strike at General Motors, is accused of being part of a group of UAW bigwigs who embezzled more than $1 million to pay for private villas, liquor, golf and other luxuries, according to documents filed with a Michigan federal court and made public...