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‘El Chapo’ calls solitary confinement ‘torture 24 hours a day’

May 3, 2018

Aging Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has described his life in solitary confinement while awaiting a federal criminal trial in the Manhattan Correctional Center in New York as “torture 24 hours a day” and so bad that “I cannot concentrate to help my defense.” “I suffer from headaches every day,” the 61-year-old accused Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficking chief and alleged murderer wrote to a federal judge. “I vomit almost every day. They have not fixed two teeth and they are very painful. I have not seen the sun or breathed fresh air for 13 months in ...

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A Mob boss sings, incognito

Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo “Big Angie” Lonardo was the first sitting American Mafia don to become a witness for the…

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The seedy side of Mob life

George V. Higgins, a former New England journalist and federal prosecutor who achieved acclaim as a novelist, disliked being pigeonholed…

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“Gotti” Starring John Travolta Set For June Release

A movie originally set for release in December about celebrity Mob boss John Gotti is now scheduled to hit theaters…

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Eighty years ago, Ciro ‘The Artichoke King’ Terranova ‘died of a broken heart’

Eighty years ago last month, one of Mob history’s oddball characters crossed into the great gangland netherworld. Ciro “The Artichoke…

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‘A good man in a bad business’

The 1930s were a tumultuous time in the Tampa underworld. Dubbed the “Era of Blood” by local journalists, the sound…

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Scorsese movie, Merlino trial highlight Philadelphia’s Mob past

The City of Brotherly Love is generating Mob-related headlines again. The city’s Mob history has popped up in stories about…

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A Midwestern Mob Murder Mystery

Amid heavy snowfall during the winter of 1963, FBI agents and sheriff’s deputies in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, worked together to…

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