Organized crime in Europe: A country-by-country breakdown

Organized crime in Europe: A country-by-country breakdown The second of three parts on the state of organized crime in Europe….


Organized crime in Europe major contributor to $120 billion per year in illicit rackets

European Union-funded study outlines illegal markets infiltrated by thirty-five organized crime group The first of three parts on the state…


Big Easy mobster headed to prison

In July 2014, I wrote a post about an unusual arrest just outside New Orleans. Police had pulled over a…


Texas shootout puts outlaw motorcycle gangs in organized crime spotlight

Organized crime charges filed against 170 suspects in a fatal shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas, has sparked…


The Cassava Connection: Mafia-linked drug smuggling bust in New York echoes infamous 1980s racket

When authorities in the United States and Italy on May 7 announced charges against four people in an international drug…


Arrest in Beverly Hills murder has ties to Las Vegas Mob history

Arrest in Beverly Hills murder has ties to Las Vegas Mob history Fifteen years ago, a writer named Susan Berman…


FBI plucks alleged New Jersey mobster from Las Vegas area home

FBI plucks alleged New Jersey mobster from Las Vegas area home   By Launce Rake Tales of the Mob in…


TV viewers witnessed verbal sparring between Mickey Cohen and Bobby Kennedy

Mickey Cohen was outrageous, brazen, cunning, and dangerous. He lived his life in the headlines as Hollywood’s darkest celebrity. By…


Mickey Cohen ran high-stakes gambling in L.A.

“In rich and hedonistic Los Angeles, where many of the Golden Age movie moguls participated in high-stakes gambling on a…


Genovese crime family members caught in Florida bookmaking bust

Florida was once again the backdrop for a major organized crime operation. On Feb. 13, a joint task force of…