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Organized Crime

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  • Scarfo trial presses Philly mob connections

    The meeting at a North Jersey bar was convened to set things straight. Contrary to rumors bouncing around the Philadelphia-New Jersey mob world, Pete "the Crumb" Caprio did not have a hit out on Nicodemo S. Scarfo, son of the jailed, infamous mob boss....
  • Sampling of columns of note from the past week

    TIM KAWAKAMI, San Jose Mercury News, on 49ERS' BEHAVIOR WOES: According to an NFL source, Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not involved in any of the trouble. Culliver is not presumed to have...
  • Cartel violence ramps up in Mexican border state of Tamaulipas

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico In the troubled state of Tamaulipas, authorities are bracing for widening conflict that in recent days has left more than 30 people dead and, in this city bordering Texas, led to a spate of kidnappings and extortion. The mayhem comes...
  • Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers

    Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers
    Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors...
  • Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds

    Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds
    Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing. Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish...
  • Mexico cartel figure has been cooperating with US

    WASHINGTON In what appeared to be a new blow to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, the imprisoned son of the cartel's co-leader offered a secret guilty plea to narcotics trafficking charges last year and has been cooperating ever since with U.S. agents, prosecutors...
  • Gunfights kill at least 15 in Mexican border state

    MEXICO CITY -- At least 15 people were killed in brazen shootouts over the weekend in the large coastal city of Tampico, in a border state that had been experiencing a relative lull in organized-crime-related violence. Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
  • Shifting drug smuggling routes bring contraband to Florida

    Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine. Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband. Like a...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal

    Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal
    The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention. Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
  • 1970s narco queen Camelia scores on Telemundo

    1970s narco queen Camelia scores on Telemundo
    Last month, after years of futile goose-chasing, Mexican authorities captured the country's most-wanted criminal, the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. But another legendary Mexican desperado remains at large after 40 years,...