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Finding Jimmy Hoffa

July 8, 2020

Editor’s note: After investigating the Jimmy Hoffa murder case since Hoffa’s disappearance forty-five years ago this month, investigative journalist Dan E. Moldea – the author of ten books, including The Hoffa Wars in 1978 -- prepares “to go all-in” with his search for Hoffa’s remains. Below is an essay about his career-long journey, excerpted from the just-released third edition of his memoir, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer: Adventures in the Jungles of Crime, Politics, and Journalism. Also, in May, Moldea released his tenth book: Money, Politics, and Corruption in U.S. Higher Education: The Stories of Whistleblowers. * * * I began my investigation of ...

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The Camorra and the garbage racket in the ‘Land of Fires’

This is a condensed version of a longer case study, “Organized Crime and Environmental Issues in Naples, Italy,” that will…

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DEA attacks top Mexican drug cartel with 600 arrests across U.S.

The operation was named “Project Python,” presumably reflecting an effort by federal law enforcement to squeeze the life out of…

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From shoe-leather reporter to Mob movie screenwriter, Nick Pileggi remembers it well

Author and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi is enjoying a couple of major career milestones this year. Two groundbreaking Mob movies he…

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DEA report: Drug overdoses top cause of death for Americans

Drug poisoning was the chief cause of injury deaths among Americans from 2011 to 2017, more than the loss of…

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Longtime Colombo figure John ‘Sonny’ Franzese dies at 103

The violent, sociopathic and amazingly long life of John “Sonny” Franzese, a former Colombo crime family underboss who once ran…

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FBI director outlines threats from transnational organized crime

Editor’s note: On February, 5, 2020, Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, delivered a report to the…

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Giovanni Brusca: No. 5 on list of Top 5 most notorious Mob hitmen

In this fifth and final installment in our series on the Top 5 most notorious Mob hitmen, we profile a…

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