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Anna Genovese’s life examined in ‘Mob Queens’ podcast, HBO series

November 30, 2021

Being married to violent Mafia boss Vito Genovese, according to wife Anna Genovese in a court filing, “endangered her health and made her life extremely wretched,” the New York Times reported in 1952. This high-profile divorce case resulted in explosive testimony from Anna Genovese regarding her husband’s involvement in organized crime. It also brought her name to the forefront. Mob wives customarily did not step boldly forward with such revelations. Anna Genovese, standing in an office in Trenton, New Jersey, on December 12, 1957, revealed details of her Mafia boss husband’s criminal activities during divorce proceedings in the early 1950s. Her story ...

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Assassination expert says Cubans encouraged Oswald to kill JFK

By 1964, two brothers secretly working for the FBI had been informing on the Communist Party for the FBI for…

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El Cortez, first luxury hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas, turns 80

In the late summer of 1939, John C. Grayson, casino manager of the Mt. Baker illegal gambling ship, was arrested…

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When the Mob owned a minor-league hockey team

Standing up to a reputed Mob associate was a part of Richard Brosal’s job 15 years ago. As commissioner of…

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Capone tax evasion trial: Jury finds Chicago mobster guilty on 5 of 22 counts

Last of two parts. On October 10, 1931, a Saturday, the prosecution read into the record Al Capone’s admissions to…

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Capone tax evasion trial: 90 years ago, the T-Men had the goods on Mob chief

First of two parts. Spectators gathered outside each doorway to the U.S. District Court building in Chicago in the fall…

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The world’s top five organized crime rackets

Online display ads on your computer and apps on your smart phone might include malware linked to a truly modern…

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‘The Many Saints of Newark’ brings ‘Sopranos’ saga to the big screen

From his work infiltrating real-life Soprano-type mobsters in New Jersey, former FBI task force undercover officer Giovanni Rocco knows “the…

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