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35 Years Later, FBI Busts 5 in Goodfellas Heist

5 alleged mobsters taken into custody

(Newser) - More than 35 years later, the FBI is finally charging mobsters in connection with the notorious Lufthansa heist at New York's JFK Airport in 1978, a crime made even more infamous by the film Goodfellas. Five alleged mobsters said to be associated with New York's Bonanno crime family... More »

NYC Mob Boss Found Dead in Canada

Cops believe 'Sal the Ironworker' was trying to take over Montreal Mafia

(Newser) - The criminal career of former New York City mob boss Salvatore Montagna came to an end in a frigid river in suburban Montreal yesterday. The body of the 40-year-old former chief of the Bonanno crime family, known as "Sal the Ironworker," was found after a witness said they... More »

Ex-Mob Boss Gives Tell-All Testimony

Joseph Massino breaks code, tells jury of murders he ordered

(Newser) - Joseph Massino wasted no time getting to the juicy stuff when he was brought to the stand yesterday. Asked by the prosecutors what powers he had as head of the Bonanno crime family, the first word out of his mouth was, “Murders.” Massino spent the next five hours... More »

Chubby Thug Bada-Binged From Mob Eateries

(Newser) - A chubby mobster has been barred from eating at New York restaurants known as Mafia hangouts, reports the New York Post. Anthony "Fat Tony" Rabito, 75, was just paroled on gambling, extortion, and racketeering charges, and he can no longer chow down at a string of wise guy spots,... More »

Huge Mob Bust Bags Dozens in NY, Sicily

Entire Gambino family leadership among more than 60 indicted

(Newser) - Authorities in New York and Sicily unleashed a massive mob takedown today, indicting more than 60 suspects, including the entire Gambino family leadership, the New York Times reports; 52 have already been arrested, including underboss Domenico Cefalu and consigliere Joseph Corozzo. “I can't think of a larger single-day roundup,... More »

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