La Cosa Nostra

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Feds Nab Alleged Head of New England Mob

Anthony DiNunzio reportedly bragged he would consider burying people alive

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have arrested the man they believe is the acting head of the New England Cosa Nostra crime family, identifying him publicly as such for the first time. Authorities nabbed Anthony DiNunzio, 53, in the wee hours of yesterday morning at a social club in Boston's North End;... More »

Victoria Gotti Spills Mob Secrets in Tell-All Book

Author describes ritual that 'made' Junior

(Newser) - Victoria Gotti insists she doesn’t condone crime. But in her new tell-all book, The Family of Mine, Mafia don John Gotti's daughter compares mobsters to Robin Hood and his merry men, claims they’re better than corrupt politicians, and says she sees no difference between paying into a protection... More »

Mob Nearly Iced Rudy in '80s

The federal prosecutor narrowly avoided earning a Mafia hit in the 198s

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani could’ve slept with the fishes but for a 3-2 vote among New York’s five Mafia bosses not to put a contract on the then-federal prosecutor in the mid-'80s. Among the two younger hotheads who wanted to whack the GOP's current presidential frontrunner was none other than... More »

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