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Organized Crime

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  • 'Cartel Land' shows good and bad of vigilantes in Mexico, US

    The documentary "Cartel Land" opens with chilling night scenes of large-scale methamphetamine cooking in rural Mexico. What viewers later learn is how such drug production became deeply intertwined with the vigilante movement that emerged in 2013 and 2014...
  • Ex-Mexican cartel leader gets 30 years prison in US

    A former leader of Mexico's notorious Gulf drug cartel has been sentenced to 30 years in a U.S. prison and fined $100 million. Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez was sentenced Tuesday by a judge in Beaumont, Texas, on drug and money laundering convictions....
  • Macau casino junket figure faces HK money laundering charges

    Hong Kong police charged a prominent figure in Macau's casino junket industry with laundering 1.8 billion Hong Kong dollars ($231 million) through bank accounts in the southern Chinese city. Cheung Chi-tai is facing three separate counts of money...
  • Swiss drop part of case over Mubarak's still-frozen funds

    Switzerland is dropping part of a prosecution case against Egypt's longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak, his close aids and family members, involving hundreds of millions of Swiss francs frozen in Swiss banks. Switzerland froze the funds and opened criminal...
  • How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter

    How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter
    The biggest news story of the year was breaking, but the journalist responsible was fast asleep. It was just after dawn on May 27 when Andrew Jennings' phone began ringing. Swiss police had just launched a startling raid on a luxury hotel in Zurich,...
  • Biggest dealer on underground Silk Road given 10 years in prison

     Biggest dealer on underground Silk Road given 10 years in prison
    A Dutch man who went by the online moniker SuperTrips has been sentenced in Chicago to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking thousands of pounds of drugs on the now-shuttered Silk Road website. Cornelis Jan Slomp, 23, appeared relieved Thursday...
  • IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

    IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000
    Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday. The thieves...
  • Federal investigators target 700 Miami firms for money laundering scrutiny

    Federal investigators are targeting 700 businesses in the Miami area for enhanced scrutiny to detect trade-based money laundering schemes involving Latin American criminal organizations, authorities announced Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs...
  • Underwriters Labs tries to protect trademark in age of 3-D printing

    So far this year, Northbrook-based Underwriters Laboratories has issued four public notices against manufacturers that it says have counterfeited its "UL" label. UL certifies the safety of more than 100 items in the average home. Check your blow dryer....
  • How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs

    How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs
    The Bandidos motorcycle gang has a saying: "Cut one, we all bleed." It's not clear who started the cutting, but there was plenty of bloodshed on Sunday when the Bandidos brutally clashed with members of several other bike gangs at a restaurant in Waco,...
  • Delay Nepal travel, State Department urges

    A State Department warning issued May 1 asks U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Nepal as the country continues to try to recover from the magnitude 7.8 quake on April 25. The warning cautions visitors about aftershocks and damage to...