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‘El Chapo’ calls solitary confinement ‘torture 24 hours a day’

May 3, 2018

Aging Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin Archivaldo “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has described his life in solitary confinement while awaiting a federal criminal trial in the Manhattan Correctional Center in New York as “torture 24 hours a day” and so bad that “I cannot concentrate to help my defense.” “I suffer from headaches every day,” the 61-year-old accused Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficking chief and alleged murderer wrote to a federal judge. “I vomit almost every day. They have not fixed two teeth and they are very painful. I have not seen the sun or breathed fresh air for 13 months in ...

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Separating fact from fiction in ‘Casino’

Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro) is surrounded by the press at a Nevada Gaming Commission meeting portrayed in Casino. Rothstein’s…

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“Breaking Bad” still resonates on 10th anniversary of its debut

Ten years ago today, Breaking Bad debuted on the AMC network. Few could have predicted at the time that the…

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Boosting the boss

Feeling disrespected and unappreciated, a rogue Chicago Outfit burglary crew robbed the suburban mansion of longtime crime boss Tony “Big…

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The dark side of global soccer

What started in 2013 with one-time top American soccer official Charles Blazer agreeing to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New…

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Forty years ago, Jimmy “The Weasel” Fratianno turned on his Mob family

Some mobsters left their legacy by the gun, some by the knife, but Jimmy “the Weasel” Fratianno is best known…

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Rose Marie: At home with ‘Uncle Al’

Even hardened gangsters have a soft spot for adorable little girls. Rose Marie found that to be true with the…

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Rose Marie, who performed at the Flamingo opening in 1946, remembers it well

Written: November 3, 2017  —  Scroll to the bottom for a story update Rose Marie’s trademark raspy voice has more…

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