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Josie Long Plans On Staying Here Illegally

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The British writer and comedian is ready to be an American, and she has the perfect plan: fix her accent, join the mafia, and get her face on Mt. Rushmore.

The Takeaway

Trying a Mobster

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Nicholas Pileggi, The Mafia in New York City

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In a one-hour talk that has the easy-going feel of a conversation in a diner, Nicholas Pileggi provides an account of how the Mafia came to power in New York City. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mob Boss

Friday, October 04, 2013

Former boss "Little Al" D'Arco was the highest-ranking mobster to become a government informant. His life story is told by Tom Robbins in his new book Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al D’Arco, The Man Who Brought Down the Mafia. Robbins is an investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice. Jerry Capeci, who writes a weekly column on organized crime at GangLandNews.com and has covered the mafia as a journalist for decades, co-authored the new book.

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The Takeaway

Mobster James "Whitey" Bulger Found Guilty, Faces Life in Prison

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Yesterday James "Whitey" Bulger was convicted by a Boston jury and found guilty of racketeering, extortion and murder. The 83-year-old mobster now faces a life sentence in prison. Joining us to discuss the notorious mobster that terrorized South Boston in the 1970s and '80s is Dick Lehr, author of “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss.”

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The Takeaway

Boston Mob Boss 'Whitey' Bulger Faces Arraignment

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger will be arraigned in a Boston District Court later today. The onetime federal informant is facing 19 counts of murder, dating back to 1999. At today’s court appearance, several family members of Bulger’s victims will meet the alleged crime boss, who inspired Jack Nicholson’s character Frank Costello in "The Departed."

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The Takeaway

Boston Mob Boss James 'Whitey' Bulger Arrested in California

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The 81-year-old Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif. last night, ending the FBI's sixteen-year hunt for him. Bulger was on the FBI's Most Wanted list, indicted on the charge of nineteen murders. Many considered Bulger a source of embarrassment for the FBI, as he managed to elude authorities over the years. He was arrested in an apartment building overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where he was staying with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Mafia

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

William Rashbaum, New York Times reporter, talks about where the modern Mafia make their money.

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WNYC News

Counter-Terrorism Thrived at Expense of Crime-Fighting, Says Ex-FBI Agent

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's being called the largest operation the FBI has ever coordinated, resulting in the arrests of more than 100 reputed members of the mafia. For one former FBI agent, it also represents the recognition by the Department of Justice that counter-terror efforts have thrived since 2001, at the expense of domestic crime-fighting.

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WNYC News

Veteran NJ Prosecutor: The Mob Is Not Dead

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Veteran New Jersey prosecutor Peter Harvey said the mob is very much alive -- even in the wake of the FBI's takedown of organized crime members that resulted in the arrests of more than 100 alleged mobsters.

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The Takeaway

How Widespread is the Mob Today?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Today, the FBI made its largest mob raid ever, arresting 127 suspects. We're talking about just how pervasive the mob is today. Have you ever had what you thought was a mob experience?

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WNYC News

The Indictments in the Organized Crime Sweep

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here are the indictments released in connection to the U.S. Department of Justice arrests of more than 100 alleged organized crime figures. 

 

 

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The Takeaway

Mourning a Mobster: Funeral for Russian Crime Figure

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Russian mob boss, known as the godfather of the Russian mafia in the United States, was laid to rest in Moscow, today. BBC Russia analyst Steven Eke describes the life of Vyacheslav Ivankov and looks at how Russia's criminal world is marking his death.

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