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Murder of Gambino boss triggered flawed theories

September 18, 2019

The evening of March 13, 2019, the relative calm of a residential neighborhood on Staten Island in New York City was shattered by gunfire. Police found 53-year-old Francesco “Frank” Cali lying on the street in front of his home, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Cali, also known as “Frankie Boy,” was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The assailant who fired the shots had long ago fled the scene. Since Cali was long considered by law enforcement officials and the FBI to be a key leader of the Gambino crime family, his killing sparked speculation among some ...

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Organized crime roundup: U.S. seeks $12.6 billion in El Chapo drug proceeds, Peter Gotti seeks ‘compassionate’ release, eight convicted in ‘modern slavery’ racket in Britain and more

Only days before a U.S. judge is expected to impose a long prison sentence on him for leading a major…

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‘The Cigar’ burns out in Brooklyn

When Bonanno crime family don Carmine “The Cigar” Galante declared himself the so-called “capo di tutti i capis,” or “boss…

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Las Vegas Mob stories attract Hollywood interest

Of the many Mob movies and television shows now in the works, several are focused on underworld figures who had…

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The gay rights movement and the Mob

Nearly 50 years ago, on June 28, 1969, LGBT people – led by drag queens – rebelled against a raid…

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Organized crime roundup: Sex trafficking in Venezuela, ‘waste crimes’ in England, political corruption in Central America and more

In the South American nation of Venezuela, in both good times and bad, the trafficking of misled teenage girls into…

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Hot Springs is soaked in Mob lore

Long before Las Vegas became the underworld’s casino playground, Hot Springs, Arkansas, was home away from home for the most…

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