All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mafia’

Hoffa Remains Sought by FBI in Michigan

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 know where the mob-connected union leader is buried (or interred, or mixed into cement, ect…). This week, the FBI has …

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Pope: Mafia Must “Convert To God”

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 that became known for his vocal statements against organized crime families in Italy. He ultimately paid for his statements with …

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Frank Calabrese Dies, Infamous Mob Hitman Was 75

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 in Chicago who was responsible for numerous murders throughout the city. He was also responsible for a number of loansharking …

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Henry Hill, Gangster and Inspiration for Goodfellas, Dead at 69

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 and two children. Hill was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943. As a kid, he was fascinated with the …

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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 Connection Trial was one of the longest criminal jury trials on record in the district of Manhattan. It took place …

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Italy Troubled Over Mafia On Facebook

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.

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