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Was 1929 Atlantic City Mob meeting a strategy session to address the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre?

May 13, 2019

Ninety years ago this week, “America's Playground” – Atlantic City, New Jersey – played host to a mysterious convening of gangland’s established and rising Mob stars. From May 13-16, 1929, the overlords of the nation’s vice rackets rolled into the ocean-front town for what was later considered the first of three major Mob conferences held during the 20th century. Some historians consider it the most significant of the trio (Havana in 1946 and Apalachin in 1957 were the others), and probably the largest. The invitees arrived from the Midwest, New England, Philadelphia, New York, Detroit and possibly as far away ...

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‘Mob Cops’ saga still reverberates 10 years after their life sentences

A former New York garment dealer, Burton Kaplan, sat down with DEA agents in 2004 to tell them an incredible…

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Ninety years ago, Thomas ‘Fatty’ Walsh died as he lived — by the gun

The setting was a suite on the 14th floor of the lavish Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. Thomas Walsh,…

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The Mob hit that wasn’t

It could have been a classic “Mob rub-out,” a new case for the FBI’s Criminal Investigations Division and the U.S….

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The inspiring rise and tragic fall of the ‘Italian Sherlock Holmes’

On the evening of March 12, 1909, New York Police Department detective Joseph Petrosino left his hotel on the east…

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Dealing death in drag

It was February 6, 1939. A loud bang at three a.m. disrupted the winter silence and slumber for residents of…

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Chinese manufacturers, Mexican cartels are primary sources of deadly opioids

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids smuggled from China and Mexico, heroin from Mexican drug cartels and the misuse of prescription…

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Drug kingpins in media spotlight

Jailed after a manhunt, the drug kingpin known globally as El Chapo expressed genuine surprise several years ago when interrogators…

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