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New York Mob hit man Sammy Gravano released from Arizona prison

September 21, 2017

The Bull is back on the streets. Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, once John Gotti’s loyal underboss until he flipped and joined the feds, walked out of an Arizona prison this month after doing nearly two decades on a drug conviction, authorities said. The now 72-year-old Mob killer, who confessed to 19 murders, was convicted in 2001 for dealing ecstasy after leaving the arms of the federal Witness Protection Program. The Brooklyn-born Gravano still faces parole for the rest of his life – likely spent in an undisclosed location. It’s a drastic change from his first go-round as a defendant. Back then, after ...

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Organized crime runs rampant in Latin America

In the United States, organized crime groups steal about $66 billion from retail, cargo, auto and jewelry businesses each year….

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Archbishop: No more Mafia godfathers

The climactic montage from The Godfather begins with a baby’s cries. A priest recites the ritual Latin phrases over a…

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Legendary comic Don Rickles, a Las Vegas showroom staple, has died

Don Rickles, who comically insulted Las Vegas audiences for seven decades and had a prominent role in Casino, died Thursday…

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Sixty years ago, the Tropicana opened under Mob’s hidden control

Las Vegas was in the middle of a slump. It was April 1957, and the town was still coming to…

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The rise of cyber-rackets

International organized crime groups are using technology in ever-more-sophisticated ways, according to the Serious and Organized Threat Assessment 2017 report…

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El Chapo’s lawyers complain about strict rules at New York prison

The lawyers defending accused Sinaloa Cartel drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman are claiming that on its last day in…

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Florida Mafia boss Santo Trafficante Jr. died 30 years ago March 17

At 7:25 p.m. on January 3, 1953, Florida Mafia boss Santo Trafficante Jr. had just finished dinner with his wife…

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