Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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.
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.”
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.