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  • Publix bomber wanted 'bigger boom' for bigger bucks, feds say

    Publix bomber wanted 'bigger boom' for bigger bucks, feds say
    After Brian Henderson's threatening emails failed to reap the $5 million that he demanded from Publix, he figured he needed to deliver a "bigger boom." The Broward man told FBI agents that he planted a pipe bomb – made with fireworks, a model...
  • In life, Mexican cartel boss was revered as a saint

    In life, Mexican cartel boss was revered as a saint
    MEXICO CITY — If nothing else, the slaying of cartel boss Nazario Moreno Gonzalez by Mexican soldiers may have burst the bubble of mysticism that had made him one of the stranger figures to emerge in the country's drug war. Moreno, whose nicknames...
  • Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again

    Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again
    Julius R. Nasso made a name for himself as the business partner of Steven Seagal, producing some of the ponytailed martial arts expert's best-known films. That was before Nasso's own life began to resemble a Hollywood mafia saga and he landed in prison....
  • FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO

    FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO
    The FBI conducted a 22-month investigation of former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano, concluding that he did not embezzle any money other than the $475,000 he was accused of taking from Metra, newly released records show. The documents shed light...
  • Three more convicted in Armenian Power fraud, extortion schemes

    Three men with ties to the Armenian Power gang were convicted in federal court this week for their roles in a vast racketeering conspiracy and a sophisticated debit card skimming scheme that targeted thousands of customers at 99 Cents Only stores across...
  • The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror

     The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror
    HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people. In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...
  • Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura. The...
  • 'Revenge porn' site 'ruining my life,' accused operator told cops

    'Revenge porn' site 'ruining my life,' accused operator told cops
    SAN DIEGO — The 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website allegedly told investigators that what started out as fun had ended up ruining his life. Kevin Christopher Bollaert was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating the...
  • Hong Kong brothers go on trial in 'Transformers' extortion case

    Hong Kong brothers go on trial in 'Transformers' extortion case
    BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory. Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
  • South Side alderman files lawsuit alleging extortion

    South Side alderman files lawsuit alleging extortion
    South Side Ald. Anthony Beale has taken the unusual step of filing a pre-emptive lawsuit against a former Chicago Public Schools principal who he says sought to extort $1 million from him and made false claims that he sexually harassed her. The 9th Ward...
  • Man admits 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA

    Man admits 'sextortion' of Miss Teen USA
    The attorney for a 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to "sextorting" photos via hacked personal computers of at least dozen women including Miss Teen USA, said his client has autism, but that it was no excuse for the behavior. Jared James...