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The life and crimes of a Sinaloa sicario

June 14, 2024

Ten years ago, the confessions of a California-based hitman revealed new information on decades-old unsolved cases and offered a glimpse into the shadowy domestic operations of Mexican drug cartels. In the summer of 2013, the national media began to report on a developing story from Lawrence County, Alabama. The news of the potential capture of a serial killer caught the attention of many, with headlines and television reports spreading the information, albeit limited and brief in scope. The reports began when local officials announced a surprising confession from a man in custody on a murder charge. A visual aid presented at a ...

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Oscar-winning ‘On the Waterfront’ premiered 70 years ago, with Marlon Brando as a dockworker confronting the Mob

On the Waterfront, which debuted 70 years ago this summer, is a ground-breaking tale about dockworkers standing up to a…

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In 1980s New York, the Mob had its hands in everything — even a museum

This is The Mob Museum, but it has never been a mobbed-up museum. As surprising as it may seem, that…

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Mobsters and their four-legged associates: The top 5 pets of organized crime

“You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do…

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Irish drug kingpin’s whereabouts revealed through Google reviews

The longtime head of an Irish drug and weapons cartel has been posting Google restaurant reviews and travel tidbits from…

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Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond: The clay pigeon of the underworld

A bootlegger, enforcer, dopeman and erstwhile folk hero, Jack “Legs” Diamond was like a charming archvillain in a lurid detective…

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Twenty-five years ago, ‘Analyze This’ offered a comedic take on a Mafia boss under psychiatric care

When the movie Analyze This premiered in theaters 25 years ago, it portrayed a Mob boss far different from the…

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Artifact Spotlight: Hollywood prop guns

What’s a Mob movie without guns? Prop guns have been a part of this movie genre since the first silent…

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