Blog Posts - Organized Crime



Online gambling: Playing into the mafia’s hands?

Reports indicate that the mafia relies heavily on German online gambling sites to launder money. The police are powerless in the situation due to unclear laws, which the European Court of Justice is now set to review. Human trafficking, forced prosti...
by Mafia Today on Jan 28, 2013

Is Kyrgyzstan’s Underworld Just Biding Its Time?

It is no secret that elements of Kyrgyzstan’s underworld enjoyed many freedoms during the reign of the country’s second president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Indeed, members of the current political elite are keen to remind us of anything that blackens t...
by Mafia Today on Jan 28, 2013

Spain Nabs 4 Russian Mafia Suspects

MADRID – Four suspected Russian mafia members, including reputed boss Andrei Petrov, have been arrested in the northeastern Spanish town of Lloret de Mar, sources involved in the investigation said Friday. The detainees laundered some 50 million eu...
by Mafia Today on Jan 27, 2013

Spain Nabs 4 Russian Mafia Suspects

MADRID – Four suspected Russian mafia members, including reputed boss Andrei Petrov, have been arrested in the northeastern Spanish town of Lloret de Mar, sources involved in the investigation said Friday. The detainees laundered some 50 million eu...
by Mafia Today on Jan 27, 2013

Beating the Mafia at their own game: After years of paying a ‘protection’ tax, Palermo businesses came together to fight back

A wide, shaded downtown piazza is jammed with diners savouring oddly rustic looking food as plates are hustled through large wooden doors set in the stone façade of a restaurant older than Italy itself. Despite its Old World charm, local delicacies...
by Mafia Today on Jan 25, 2013

Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia by Robert M. Lombardo

Reading the history Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia by Robert M. Lombardo, I am particularly struck by how the author explains the role of organized crime in city life. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many citizens were employ...
by Mafia Today on Jan 24, 2013

Seagal extorter asks for presidential pardon

A reputed mob associate is turning to the White House for some muscle. Julius R. Nasso, a film producer and former business partner of actor Steven Seagal, has asked President Obama to grant him an official pardon for his conviction on Mafia-linked e...
by Mafia Today on Jan 19, 2013

Bloomfield Man Accused of Taking Part in Mob-Run Trash Scam

Anthony Pucciarello, of Bloomfield, is one of 32 others charged with various crimes related to helping run a Mafia waste management ring in and around NYC A 77-year-old Bloomfield man was charged Wednesday in a widespread federal sweep targeting a mo...
by Mafia Today on Jan 17, 2013

Glen Head Man Nabbed in Mob-Trash Ring Bust

A reputed Gambino crime family soldier from Glen Head is among 32 suspects federal authorities rounded up Wednesday in a massive crackdown on mob-run trash-hauling companies in New York and New Jersey. Anthony Bazzini is facing up to 40 years in pris...
by Mafia Today on Jan 17, 2013

Mob boss Tony Zerilli: Hoffa killed, buried 20 miles from where he disappeared

Hoffa last seen in 1975 at Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Jimmy Hoffa 2 We have seen search after search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa with no results. But this time, experts are taking Tony Zerilli seriously a...
by Mafia Today on Jan 17, 2013

Bloomfield Man Accused of Taking Part in Mob-Run Trash Scam

Anthony Pucciarello, of Bloomfield, is one of 32 others charged with various crimes related to helping run a Mafia waste management ring in and around NYC A 77-year-old Bloomfield man was charged Wednesday in a widespread federal sweep targeting a mo...
by Mafia Today on Jan 17, 2013

Glen Head Man Nabbed in Mob-Trash Ring Bust

A reputed Gambino crime family soldier from Glen Head is among 32 suspects federal authorities rounded up Wednesday in a massive crackdown on mob-run trash-hauling companies in New York and New Jersey. Anthony Bazzini is facing up to 40 years in pris...
by Mafia Today on Jan 17, 2013

Mob boss Tony Zerilli: Hoffa killed, buried 20 miles from where he disappeared

Hoffa last seen in 1975 at Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Jimmy Hoffa 2 We have seen search after search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa with no results. But this time, experts are taking Tony Zerilli seriously a...
by Mafia Today on Jan 17, 2013

Organised Albanian crime destabilizing Greece

A new report links rising Albanian nationalism with organized Albanian crime in Greece. The report states that organized crime controlled by the Albanian mafia is a destabilizing force in Greece. Defence Net reported that analysis conducted by Strate...
by Mafia Today on Jan 11, 2013

Japan’s gangsters to look overseas in 2013

Domestic money-making prospects for the nation’s underworld have diminished following anti-gang legislation With their markets already shrinking due to Japan’s ongoing recession, Japan’s organized crime groups have been really feeling the pinch...
by Mafia Today on Jan 10, 2013

Defense blasts feds’ case in mob trial’s closing

The defense attorney for reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi repeatedly asserted Monday that his client is not a mobster and that prosecutors had used a parade of corrupt witnesses – including murderers –...
by Mafia Today on Jan 8, 2013

Defense blasts feds’ case in mob trial’s closing

The defense attorney for reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi repeatedly asserted Monday that his client is not a mobster and that prosecutors had used a parade of corrupt witnesses – including murderers –...
by Mafia Today on Jan 8, 2013

Italy’s Monti Unveils Campaign Symbol

Italian Premier Mario Monti has unveiled his logo for February elections and pledged to scrutinize parliamentary candidates on his ticket to eliminate those with conflicts of interest, convictions or organized crime ties. Moving forward in his campai...
by Online Media News on Jan 4, 2013

Sunday Quotes 12.23.12

“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” ” — Zig Ziglar “That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside y...
by Random thoughts On life on Dec 23, 2012

Litvinenko worked for ‘MI6 and gave Spain intel on Russian Mafia’ – widow’s lawyer

Former FSB officer Aleksandr Litvinenko, who died in London of polonium poisoning in 2006, worked for the British foreign intelligence service as well aiding Spain in their fight against the Russian mafia, the UK inquest revealed Thursday. “At the...
by Mafia Today on Dec 13, 2012


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