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Organized Crime

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  • Alabama killer extradited to California to face multiple murder charges

    A man who allegedly told authorities he had been a hit man for a Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to California to face multiple counts of murder for a string of killings that plagued the Central Valley for three decades, officials said Friday....
  • La Crescenta, La Caņada residents caught up in downtown Los Angeles raid

    Two local residents, one from La Crescenta and another from La Caņada Flintridge, were among those caught up in an early morning raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday in connection with investigations into alleged money laundering schemes...
  • L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe

    L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
    Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos. Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
  • Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama

    An alleged hit man charged in 11 killings in California and Florida pleaded guilty to murder in Alabama on Thursday. Jose Manuel Martinez, a 52-year-old self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel, pleaded guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in...
  • Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture

    Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture
    In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Mike O'Connor dies at 67; advocate for journalists in Mexico

    Mike O'Connor, an experienced war correspondent who in recent years worked in defense of journalists in Mexico at a time when it had become one of the most treacherous countries for reporters in the world, died Sunday morning in Mexico City. He was 67....
  • Reputed mob boss arrested in 1978 'Goodfellas' airport heist

    Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas." More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
  • Mexico seminary joins list of extortion callers' targets

    MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them. And now, apparently, so has...
  • 3,024 pounds of cocaine seized during Sinaloa cartel investigation

    A three-year undercover investigation into the drug-smuggling operations of a Sinaloa cartel through Imperial Valley has led to the seizure of 3,024 pounds of cocaine worth $96 million, authorities said Wednesday. The operation started in Imperial...
  • In booming marketplace for Cuban players, Puig's tale far from unique

    In booming marketplace for Cuban players, Puig's tale far from unique
    Yasiel Puig's journey to Los Angeles — and riches with the Dodgers — is a serpentine tale of drug cartels, nighttime escapes and international human smuggling. Yet in the booming marketplace for Cuban ballplayers, it is far from unique....