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The Yakuza Lobby

How Japan’s murky underworld became the patron and power broker of the ruling party that intended to clean up politics. TOKYO — Japan’s leaders are going on trial this month — in the court of public opinion, though some of them ma...
by Mafia Today on Dec 13, 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

The Yakuza Lobby

How Japan’s murky underworld became the patron and power broker of the ruling party that intended to clean up politics. TOKYO — Japan’s leaders are going on trial this month — in the court of public opinion, though some of them ma...
by Mafia Today on Dec 13, 2012

Dead man allegedly had Mafia ties

MONTREAL — The weekend killing of a man with alleged ties to the Mafia is the latest manifestation of the power struggle being waged in Montreal’s underworld, experts said. And there’s likely more bloodshed to come. “Montreal is l...
by Mafia Today on Dec 10, 2012

Former Vito Rizzuto ally Emilio Cordileone slain

More mobsters in the GTA have taken to driving armour-plated vehicles as another former ally of Montreal mobster Vito Rizzuto has been murdered, an organized crime expert says. The body of Emilio Cordileone, 50, was found on Saturday morning by polic...
by Mafia Today on Dec 9, 2012

Former Vito Rizzuto ally Emilio Cordileone slain

More mobsters in the GTA have taken to driving armour-plated vehicles as another former ally of Montreal mobster Vito Rizzuto has been murdered, an organized crime expert says. The body of Emilio Cordileone, 50, was found on Saturday morning by polic...
by Mafia Today on Dec 9, 2012

‘Mafia’ behind murder at Naples preschool, police say

Victim ‘close to Camorra gang’ Naples, December 5 – Police believe the Naples mafia was behind the fatal shooting of a man inside a preschool courtyard. Luigi Lucenti, 50, was shot multiple times by two masked assailants on a scoote...
by Mafia Today on Dec 6, 2012

Russian mafia takes a blow in northern Italy

Police arrest 13 in counterfeiting racket (ANSA) – Novara, December 6 – Police arrested 13 people in a crackdown on the Russian mafia in northern Italy on Thursday. The suspects, including 11 more who were cited, were said to be involved...
by Mafia Today on Dec 6, 2012

Romanian authorities dismantle cybercrime ring responsible for $25 million credit card fraud

Sixteen suspected members of a cybercrime gang that stole credit card data from foreign companies were arrested in Romania Romanian law enforcement authorities have dismantled a criminal group that stole credit card data from foreign companies as par...
by Mafia Today on Nov 28, 2012

Romanian authorities dismantle cybercrime ring responsible for $25 million credit card fraud

Sixteen suspected members of a cybercrime gang that stole credit card data from foreign companies were arrested in Romania Romanian law enforcement authorities have dismantled a criminal group that stole credit card data from foreign companies as par...
by Mafia Today on Nov 28, 2012

Reputed Mafia don Vito Rizzuto summoned to Quebec corruption inquiry: reports

MONTREAL – Police confirm they have met with Vito Rizzuto amid reports that he has been summoned for what would be the memorable spectacle of a reputed Mafia don testifying at Quebec’s corruption inquiry. Provincial police will not commen...
by Mafia Today on Nov 24, 2012

Suspected Mafia boss has to testify before Quebec corruption inquiry, judge says

MONTREAL–Quebec’s corruption inquiry is insisting that a suspected Mafia boss must appear to testify. Justice France Charbonneau, who heads the provincial probe into organized crime involvement in the construction industry, has rejected a...
by Mafia Today on Nov 23, 2012

Mob boss sentenced to more than 19 years in prison

A leading member of the Colombo crime family was sentenced Wednesday to more than 19 years in federal prison for racketeering and possessing firearms and ammunition. Ralph F. DeLeo, a 63-year-old “Street Boss” of the Colombo family of the Mafia,...
by Mafia Today on Nov 21, 2012

Survey: Yakuza extorted 18% of companies

Among companies subjected to demands from organized crime syndicates such as extortion of money, 18.4 percent acquiesced, according to a recent survey, the National Police Agency has announced. The figure was almost the same level as a similar survey...
by Mafia Today on Nov 17, 2012

Survey: Yakuza extorted 18% of companies

Among companies subjected to demands from organized crime syndicates such as extortion of money, 18.4 percent acquiesced, according to a recent survey, the National Police Agency has announced. The figure was almost the same level as a similar survey...
by Mafia Today on Nov 17, 2012

Albanian Police Haul Major Drug Shipment

Police have arrested five suspects, including an anti-narcotics police officer, on Thursday and seized 27.7 kilograms of heroin, weapons and explosives. “This was a well structured criminal organization,” it is said in a statement from the Albani...
by Mafia Today on Nov 16, 2012

Albanian Police Haul Major Drug Shipment

Police have arrested five suspects, including an anti-narcotics police officer, on Thursday and seized 27.7 kilograms of heroin, weapons and explosives. “This was a well structured criminal organization,” it is said in a statement from the Albani...
by Mafia Today on Nov 16, 2012

Mob Museum marks anniversary of hearings that introduced much of the U.S. to organized crime

Government lawyer who authored RICO anti-corruption law speaks at museum On Nov. 15, 1950 — 62 years ago — the Kefauver committee stopped in Las Vegas for one of several hearings exploring organized crime in America. The U.S. Senate Special Commi...
by Mafia Today on Nov 15, 2012

Funeral held for reputed Mafia member

Mourners gather to remember Joe Di Maulo Mourners gathered for the funeral of reputed Mafia member Joe Di Maulo at Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel cathederal in Montreal’s St. Leonard district this morning. Police found Di Maulo, 70, dead in the driv...
by Mafia Today on Nov 14, 2012

Funeral held for reputed Mafia member

Mourners gather to remember Joe Di Maulo Mourners gathered for the funeral of reputed Mafia member Joe Di Maulo at Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel cathederal in Montreal’s St. Leonard district this morning. Police found Di Maulo, 70, dead in the driv...
by Mafia Today on Nov 14, 2012


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