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Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger’s slaying

A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats” is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger, who was …


Facebook apologizes to Mafia boss family after posts removed

Facebook is apologizing to the family of the “boss of bosses” of Italy’s Mafia for having removed messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week.


Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

Cosa Nostra’s “boss of bosses,” who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Ex-Mafia hit man ‘Sammy the Bull’ Gravano now out of prison

Former Mafia hit man Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano has been released early from federal prison after serving most of a 20-year sentence for drug-related convictions in Arizona and New …


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017

Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.


Ex-son-in-law of John Gotti avoids prison in plea deal

A reputed member of the Gambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti agreed to a plea deal that included a large fine but no prison.


Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds

Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people, including a priest and the head of a Catholic volunteer group called “Mercy,” accusing them of being in cahoots with a major mafia …


Italian priest denounces mafia threats as cowardly

An anti-mafia priest campaigner has kicked off a day of national protest against organized crime, urging Italians to resist the mob and denouncing recent threats against him as cowardly.


Mob associate who became Idaho rancher sentenced

BOSTON — A Boston mob associate who spent years on the lam in Idaho as a cattle rancher was sentenced to 28 years in prison Monday in a string of …


Andreotti: Masquerade Of Century?

For more than a generation, Giulio Andreotti, now slated to go on trial as a godfather of the Sicilian Mafia, was ranked among the West’s most respected political leaders, a …