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Organized Crime

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  • Brazilian journalist slain in apparent effort to silence coverage

    CURITIBA, Brazil -- The head of a newspaper renowned for reporting on crime and corruption was shot to death Tuesday in a town outside Rio de Janeiro, the latest in a string of apparent assassinations of Brazilian journalists. Jose Roberto Ornelas de...
  • Officials: Murder, intimidation kept $11 million-a-year gang going

    Officials: Murder, intimidation kept $11 million-a-year gang going
    The top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs have been charged in a sweeping racketeering case that alleges they controlled their West Side drug empire through pattern of intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back...
  • 'Whitey' Bulger Trial Focuses On FBI Protection Of Gangster

    'Whitey' Bulger Trial Focuses On FBI Protection Of Gangster
    A former senior Massachusetts state police officer testified Thursday that some local FBI agents were so consumed with protecting James "Whitey" Bulger that they repeatedly sabotaged state police investigations and even threatened the careers of the...
  • Couple who leaked federal court records to Armenian Power sentenced to prison

    A Hollywood couple accused of disclosing confidential court records to members of the organized crime group Armenian Power was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison, officials said. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Fitzgerald sentenced Nune Gevorkyan,...
  • Witness Brings Smile To 'Whitey' Bulger, Tells Of Extortion

    James "Whitey" Bulger, whose racketeering trial continues to be the best show in town, finally flashed a smile from his seat at the defense table Friday, although it was unclear from the context whether Bulger found one of his accusers amusing or was...
  • Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail

    Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail
    Amid heavy courthouse security, the alleged top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs were ordered held without bail today on sweeping racketeering charges that allege they controlled their West Side drug empire through intimidation,...
  • Pile of Craft showcases artists' wares

    Pile of Craft showcases artists' wares
    On Saturday, crowds of people will gather at St. John's Church in Charles Village to experience the eighth annual Pile of Craft. It is, organizers say, a different sort of craft show. About 50 vendors will be there selling items in a variety of media,...
  • 20-Time Killer: Bulger 'Broke My Heart' By Informing To FBI

    20-Time Killer: Bulger 'Broke My Heart' By Informing To FBI
    Confessed 20-time killer John Martorano left no doubt during his testimony against James "Whitey" Bulger Monday that he was settling a score for the decision made decades ago by Bulger and another former partner, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, to become...
  • New tip sends investigators digging for Jimmy Hoffa -- again

    New tip sends investigators digging for Jimmy Hoffa -- again
    Jimmy Hoffa, arguably America's missingest man, gets another dig. Federal investigators, armed with shovels and a warrant, swarmed a field in Oakland Township outside Detroit on Monday in search of the body of the former Teamsters boss after yet another...
  • Killer Testifies At 'Whitey' Bulger Trial About Jai Alai Murders

    One of James "Whitey" Bulger's closest associates implicated the crime boss Tuesday in a string of murders connected to their gang's failed effort to skim hundreds of thousands of dollars from the gambling businesses once operated by the World Jai Alai...
  • The press release on internet cafe bust

    Just sharing what was sent to me... Local, state and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors today announced the charging of 57 individuals for their roles in an organized $300 million conspiracy orchestrated by Allied Veterans of the World. ...