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The Mob hit that wasn’t

March 20, 2019

It could have been a classic “Mob rub-out,” a new case for the FBI’s Criminal Investigations Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. That’s what Mob analysts and anonymous cops quoted in the news media expected. But within a few days of the March 13 shooting death of Francesco “Frankie Boy” Cali, reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family, the FBI withdrew from the investigation, the cops changed their tune and reporters stopped calling gangland talking heads. Instead of a Mob soldier from a rival family or a professional killer, U.S marshals arrested a troubled Staten Island construction worker, Anthony Comello, ...

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Drama-drenched El Chapo trial nears its end

Mob News & Notes is a new monthly feature in the Mob Museum’s blog. It highlights recent stories on American…

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Twenty years later, The Sopranos remembered fondly

Twenty years ago, The Sopranos television crime series began airing on HBO, featuring a fictional New Jersey Mafia boss and his family,…

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Forensic scientists examine Mob Museum artifacts for evidence of criminal past

Forensic science, including DNA analysis and other fields related to examining blood found at a crime scene, is a powerful…

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The rise of Castro and the fall of the Havana Mob

When Fidel Castro, his brother Raul, Che Guevara and 79 other Cuban rebels piled into the 43-foot yacht Granma on…

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The Kansas City connection

In the 1995 movie Casino, the Mob’s control of skimming at Las Vegas casinos is exposed when authorities learn about…

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Hoodlums at the Statler

In the early morning hours of December 5, 1928, patrol officer Frank Osowski was walking his beat in downtown Cleveland…

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Gus Greenbaum, Las Vegas casino operator for the Mob, and his wife were murdered 60 years ago this week

After nightfall on December 2, 1958, Bess Greenbaum, wife of Las Vegas casino boss Gus Greenbaum, drove from their Phoenix…

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