Blinded by acid

On April 2, 1956, Charles Tuso, former armed robber and associate of New York labor racketeer Johnny Dio, entered a…


Losing billions to save millions

This year’s deadline to file federal tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service is today, April 18. That’s because the…


From Capone to FIFA and the Silk Road

The Internal Revenue Service this year is expected to review more than 190 million returns expected for tax year 2015….


Elizebeth Friedman: The rumrunner’s worst nightmare

In the waning weeks of Prohibition in 1933, Elizebeth Friedman, chief cryptologist for the U.S. Treasury Department, was called as…


Nevada gas chamber chair goes on display

Jesse Bishop was ready to face death. The man convicted in the 1977 killing of a tourist during an armed…


Informant’s testimony about 1978 Lufthansa heist sheds new light on key element of “Goodfellas” movie

  Henry Hill, the late Mob associate turned government witness, claimed in his book The Lufthansa Heist, co-authored by Daniel…


News site releases pages from huge FBI file on notorious New England Mob boss

Raymond Patriarca, leader of a major New England crime family from the 1940s to the mid-1980s, seemed to live the…


Drugs, human trafficking and counterfeit goods among most lucrative markets for organized crime groups in Europe

Part 1        Part 2 Organized crime groups in Europe – numbering about 3,600 — are increasingly adapting to…


Working for Lucky and Dutch

Stanley Grauso, a real Prohibition-Era hoodlum who died recently at age 104, sat down with The Mob Museum two days…