Mafia Articles

Hoffa Remains Sought by FBI in Michigan
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The final resting place of teamster official Jimmy Hoffa has remained a mystery for nearly 40 years. Various theories and speculative musings have kept the mystery alive all this time. Not a year goes by that someone doesn’t claim to …

Pope: Mafia Must “Convert To God”
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Pope Francis, who recently made some controversial statements about atheists, has now targeted the Italian mafia. Reuters reports that the Pope urged members of the mafia to repent this week after he beatified Giuseppe Puglisi. Puglisi was a Sicilian priest …

Frank Calabrese Dies, Infamous Mob Hitman Was 75
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Frank Calabrese Sr., a name that should be familiar to anybody who has lived in Chicago, died on Christmas day at the Butner Federal Medical Center. The mob hitman was 75. Calabrese Sr. was a well-known hitman for the mob …

Henry Hill, Gangster and Inspiration for Goodfellas, Dead at 69
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Henry Hill, the organized crime boss whose fascinating life story was fashioned into the motion pictures “Goodfellas” and “My Blue Heaven”, died Tuesday due to an undisclosed illness. He was 69. According to TMZ, Hill is survived by his wife …

Italian Money Launderer Tracked Down with Facebook

Italian officials used Facebook to track down a fugitive banker hiding out in Thailand. Roberto Palazzolo was implicated in the “Pizza Connection” drug and money laundering trial and received a prison sentence that was almost a decade long. The Pizza …

Italy Troubled Over Mafia On Facebook
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Italian anti-mafia activists are alarmed by the presence of Facebook groups that are glorifying the behavior of jailed mafia bosses.

"Fan clubs" of jailed mafia bosses Bernardo Provenzano, arrested in 2006 after nearly 40 years on the run, and Toto Riina, arrested in 1993 after 24 years at large, have sprung up on the Italian pages of Facebook.