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Ex-Mob Boss Massino Will Walk a Free Man

For his 'cooperation' ratting out other mobsters, judge rules

(Newser) - Ratting out the mafia has paid off for notorious former mob boss Joseph Massino. Facing life in prison for his role in eight murders, he'll soon be walking away a free man as a reward for helping convict dozens of mobsters, including Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, a... More »

Source: Hoffa Disposed Of via Wood Chipper

Law enforcement source says there's no body to find

(Newser) - The latest search for Jimmy Hoffa's body turned up nothing , and that's exactly what any future searches will turn up, too, a law enforcement source tells DNAinfo ... because the Teamster boss's body was put through a Michigan wood chipper, and there's nothing left of it, the... More »

Whitey Bulger Pleads Not Guilty to 19 Murders

He's not due back in court until September

(Newser) - Accused Irish mob boss Whitey Bulger pled not guilty to a 32-count federal indictment alleging he participated in 19 murders. At a district court in Plymouth County, he proclaimed his innocence in a "clear" and "soft" voice that was barely above a whisper, reports the Boston Globe . His... More »

Whitey Bulger Has Confessed

And more details on how they nabbed the famous fugitive

(Newser) - James “Whitey” Bulger has confessed, one anonymous official tells the Boston Globe . Authorities found plenty of guns and cash in the Santa Monica apartment where they nabbed Bulger and longtime Girl Friday Catherine Greig, but the two went quietly, the official said, noting that Bulger seemed to be in... More »

Feds Bust Philly Mob Boss, 12 Others

Joseph 'Uncle Joe' Ligambi and a dozen more face charges

(Newser) - A real-life Sopranos (or Godfather, depending on your generation) in Philly: Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, the reputed boss of the Philadelphia mob, has been arrested along with a dozen others believed to be connected to the mob. Federal authorities busted the group, and prosecutors charged them with conspiracy, extortion,... 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 »

FBI Seeks Wife's Leaky Breast Implant in Mob Hunt

Feds put the squeeze on docs

(Newser) - The FBI has taken out an intriguing ad in a plastic surgery journal in a bid to track the leaky breast implants of a mob capo's wife, hoping to nail the crook. "Have you treated this woman?" asks the feds' full-page ad in the journal read by plastic surgeons.... More »

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