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  • Millionaire Robert Durst Was In HBO's 'The Jinx.' It Led To His Murder Conviction

    09/17/2021 11:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | September 17, 2021
    A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago in a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying linked to his wife's 1982 disappearance. Durst, 78, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Susan Berman, who was shot at point-blank range in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up his wife's killing. Berman, the daughter of a Las...
  • Army Officer Who Heard Trump’s Ukraine Call Reported Concerns

    10/29/2019 10:48:29 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 58 replies
    Me-- many sources and the NYSLIMES craphole ^ | 10-29-2019 | NY slimes run of the mill toadies
    "The top Ukraine expert at the White House will tell impeachment investigators he twice reported concerns about President Trump’s pressure tactics on Ukraine, acting out of a “sense of duty.”
  • 'The best horse did NOT win!' Trump blasts controversial Kentucky Derby reversal as 'political...

    05/05/2019 10:55:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 83 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 5, 2019 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor and Andrew Court For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'The best horse did NOT win!' Trump blasts controversial Kentucky Derby reversal as 'political correctness' after winning horse is disqualified for 'impeding' another's path President Donald Trump added his outrage on sunday to the national dustup over Saturday's controversial Kentuky Derby finish, complaining that disqualifying the apparent winning horse for interfering with another is a sign of 'political correctness' run amok. 'The Kentuky [sic] Derby decision was not a good one. It was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch,' Trump wrote on Twitter. 'Only in these days...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gambino mob heir predicts Michael Cohen will get WHACKED in prison

    02/27/2019 7:04:07 PM PST · by sailor76 · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 February 2019 | Keith Griffith
    EXCLUSIVE: Gambino mob heir predicts Michael Cohen will get WHACKED in prison because 'inmates love Trump and hate rats' An heir to the Gambino crime family has issued a stark warning to Michael Cohen, predicting that President Donald Trump's former personal attorney may face retaliation behind bars over his Congressional testimony. 'Inmates love Trump, and hate rats. If he wants to get out alive, he better keep his mouth shut about Trump,' Giovanni said.
  • Dems call emergency meeting over 'egregious behavior' of Atlantic City mayor, councilman

    11/26/2018 5:26:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 11/26/2018 | Chris Franklin
    The Atlantic City Democrat Committee announced an emergency meeting would be held Monday night at 6.p.m. "We, the Atlantic City Democratic Committee, plan to take action with regard to the egregious behavior of the mayor, Frank Gilliam, and council member-at-large, Jeffree Fauntleroy, from November 11, 2018," the committee said in a statement. The meeting comes in the wake of the Haven Night Club incident at the Golden Nugget in which Gilliam and Fauntleroy, both Democrats, were accused of assaulting people on Nov. 11
  • Notorious mob boss Whitey Bulger found dead in prison

    10/30/2018 10:00:21 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 86 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pete Williams, Tom Winter and Rich Schapiro
    Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead at a federal prison in West Virginia Tuesday, federal officials said. Bulger, 89, had recently arrived at the high-security penitentiary USP Hazelton in West Virginia, according to the Boston Herald. The feared former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, Bulger was convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders stretching from Massachusetts to Florida to Oklahoma.
  • Did Eric Holder Collude with the "Chicago Outfit" for $300K?

    09/10/2018 6:41:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2018 | Lee Cary
    In March 2004, the Illinois Gaming Board awarded the license to the City of Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to O’Hare Airport. In response to allegations that criminal interests aligned with the “Chicago Outfit” (AKA “The Mob”) were active in Rosemont, then Illinois Governor Blagojevich, now prisoner #40892-424 in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, hired Eric Holder, former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during the Clinton Administration, to investigate, draft and release a report that would clear the Rosemont casino project with a clean bill of health. “‘The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich...
  • Exclusive: CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape

    07/24/2018 6:30:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 108 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 7/24/18 | By Chris Cuomo, Kara Scannell and Eli Watkins, CNN
    (CNN)Presidential candidate Donald Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier, according to the audio recording of the conversation aired exclusively on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." The recording offers the public a glimpse at the confidential discussions between Trump and Cohen, and it confirms the man who now occupies the Oval Office had contemporaneous knowledge of a proposal to buy the rights to the story of Karen McDougal, a woman who has alleged she had an...
  • Trump Gains Support From Teamsters, Who Normally Vote For Democrats

    03/07/2016 8:01:13 AM PST · by King of Florida · 144 replies
    NPR ^ | March 7, 2016 | Steve Inskeep
    Antonio Caracciolo is a member of the Teamsters local 282 in New York. He supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and tells Steve Inskeep why.
  • Was there a promise made for the Christie hit on Rubio?

    02/10/2016 2:14:07 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 41 replies
    Any thoughts on the matter?
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

    11/20/2015 8:06:29 PM PST · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    February, 1929. Chicago is a big town, but it's not big enough for its two most powerful gangsters. Al Capone (Jason Robards) controls the south side, Arch-rival Bugs Moran (Ralph Meeker) controls the north side. War seems inevitable, until one comes up with a scheme to rid himself of the other for good... Directed by Roger Corman. Co-starring George Segal and Bruce Dern.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Seven Ups (1973)

    10/02/2015 7:56:30 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Buddy (Roy Scheider) is the leader of the Seven Ups, an elite undercover police unit that specializes in busting organized crime figures for long sentences (7 yrs and up). Risky work, but when a fake undercover unit begins kidnapping local mobsters for ransom, the job gets a lot more dangerous... Directed by Phillip D'Antoni. Co-starring Tony Lo Bianco and Richard Lynch. 720p print quality.
  • New Jersey: The least liked state in America

    Are you Jersey proud? The rest of the country doesn’t seem to understand why. A new survey by YouGov ranks New Jersey as the least liked state in the nation. “New Jersey is the only state in the country which people tend to have a negative opinion of,” YouGov said in its summary. According to YouGov’s findings, 40 percent of Americans have a negative opinion of New Jersey, the highest of any of the 50 states.
  • Elderly Mobsters on Trial for Attempted Home Invasion

    01/17/2012 11:40:15 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 17 Jan 2012 | unattributed
    A key figure in a legendary jewel heist attributed to the Chicago mob and his alleged accomplices are in court Tuesday to face charges that they tried to rob a former partner. All three defendants are in their 70s. Joseph "Jerry" Scalise, Arthur "The Genius" Rachel and Robert "Bobby" Pullia, are accused of trying to rob the home of Angelo "The Hook" Pietra, in an attempt to recover what might be a rare diamond, or the proceeds from its sale. Scalise, a mob enforcer who served a lengthy 13-year prison sentence for the theft of the 45 carat Marlboro diamond...
  • MOB DEMONSTRATING IN FRONT TO FOX (Beck)

    02/22/2011 2:55:19 PM PST · by Marty62 · 54 replies
    Fox- Glenn Beck Show | 2-22-2011 | Vanity
    Glenn Beck is being subjected to a union MOB today. Glenn has shown them twice. Not very large but still a nusance. They are really going after FOX and Glenn.
  • (Vanity) Anyone else catch the fact that several of these mobsters grabbed up were *UNION* Leaders!

    01/20/2011 12:30:21 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 21 replies
    Thursday, Jan 20th, 2011 | DGHoodini
    Haven't found a news story yet that really goes into detail about the union leaders who were arrested. Wouldn't surprise me to see the "MSM" do whatever they can to downplay *their* arrests...But my my my! Wouldn't it be great if Ed 'Hate Pig' Shults connections to his fellow union "Goombahs" were uncovered? >;)
  • Alexi Giannoulias: All Audacity, All The Time (Chicago/Obama Way)

    04/16/2010 12:04:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 619+ views
    Big Government ^ | 4-16-10 | Doug O'Brien
    At some point in the past few weeks, Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias was sitting in his million-dollar Chicago condo wondering how he could possibly stop the death spiral of his campaign for the United States Senate. Obama-Giannoulias-filtered It had all seemed so perfect just a few months ago—The dashing and urbane Alexi had burst on the political scene only four years ago spending millions of his parents money to win statewide office in his very first foray into politics. He shot hoops with his role model and political patron, Barak Obama. He had wealth, charisma, connections and unbridled ambition and...
  • Teflon Jr. Gotti avoids 5th NY racketeering trial

    01/14/2010 2:40:50 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 610+ views
    hosted ^ | Jan 14 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    John "Junior" Gotti seemingly has his father's knack for avoiding conviction. Federal prosecutors have decided not to seek a fifth racketeering trial against the 45-year-old Gotti, the son of one of the most notorious mobsters in the United States, the Teflon Don, John Gotti. While the Gambino family crime boss eventually was convicted of racketeering, the younger Gotti, who insists he left organized crime a decade ago, avoided conviction in four trials. There won't be a fifth. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara issued a one-paragraph statement Wednesday saying prosecutors had decided not to seek another trial "in light of the circumstances."...
  • In Naples' mob, there's no glass ceiling

    10/25/2009 12:14:44 AM PDT · by Saije · 4 replies · 690+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/25/2009 | Maria De Cristofaro
    Reporting from Naples, Italy - In most respects, it was a typical mob shootout: members of feuding clans facing down their rivals on the main street of the small town of Lauro, exchanging gunfire from their cars until three people lay dead and four others wounded. The difference, though, was that the battle between the Cava and Graziano families involved women only. As townspeople looked on in horror, two mothers in their 50s and a 16-year-old girl were slain in their Audi on the streets of the Naples-area community. Yet even after the deadly 2002 firefight, prosecutors were slow to...
  • Al Capone's hideout up for sale

    09/19/2009 2:41:12 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 17 replies · 2,130+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 Sep 2009 | Unknown
    The buyer of a pretty property in northern Wisconsin will get a former hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone along with a bar and restaurant complete with portholes to shoot from