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Tab: Real Housewives Married to Mob

Father-in-law executed mob-style, sons not involved

(Newser) - Two of the stars of Bravo’s reality show Real Housewives of New Jersey are married to mafia kids, the National Enquirer reports. Dina and Caroline Manzo each wed a son of Alberto “Tiny” Manzo, who was executed in August on suspicion of stealing from a mafia casino. Tiny’...

Chicago Mob Snitch Gets 12 Years for 14 Murders

Victims outraged

(Newser) - Former Chicago mob hit man Nicholas Calabrese was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday, enraging family members of victims who wanted him jailed for life, the Tribune reports. Calabrese admitted to whacking 14 people, but his testimony in the so-called “Family Secrets” trial put away three top mob...

Expert on Vanishing Acts Sees Rising Demand

(Newser) - Frank Ahearn just may be the world's top expert on vanishing without a trace—either finding people who have done so or helping others pull off the trick. In a profile of him and his craft, the Times of London notes that the California man has gotten so many inquiries...

Ex-FBI Agent Draws 40-Year Sentence in Murder, But ...

Judge's ruling all but guarantees appeal

(Newser) - A judge sentenced former FBI agent John Connolly to 40 years for a 1982 murder today, and simultaneously blew a giant hole in the prosecution’s case, the Miami Herald reports. The facts seem to be clear: Connolly told mobsters with whom he was in cahoots that an associate, who...

SF Cop Charged in BART Slaying

Ex-officer surrendered on suspicion of murder

(Newser) - The transit officer who fatally shot an unarmed man on New Year's Day, sparking San Francisco-area riots, was arrested last night in Nevada on suspicion of murder, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Sources say Johannes Mehserle, 27, had fled California after receiving death threats in the wake of Oscar Grant's...

SF-Area Riots Erupt Over Fatal Shooting By Cop

Storefronts, cars destroyed as 200 protesters storm Oakland

(Newser) - An angry mob protesting a cop's fatal shooting of an unarmed man stormed Oakland last night, hurling rocks at cars and storefronts, and lighting garbage on fire. About 200 protesters—including a core group of self-proclaimed communists—began peacefully at the subway stop where an officer killed a 22-year-old passenger...

9 Hotels Haunted by Celebs
 9 Hotels Haunted by Celebs 
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9 Hotels Haunted by Celebs

(Newser) - In the mood for upscale Halloween chills? If a plain old haunted house isn't swanky enough for your tastes, consider checking into a room from Travel and Leisure's list of hotels that come complete with a resident celeb spook:
  1. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles: Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift
  2. Las
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Police-Officer Hit Men for Mob Heading for Jail

Judge reinstates convictions for pair who assisted in 8 murders

(Newser) - A pair of retired New York City detectives who led double lives as mob hit men, helping commit at least 8 murders, had their convictions for racketeering conspiracy reinstated by a federal appeals court yesterday. A judge had initially reversed the convictions, despite "overwhelming evidence" of "the most...

Thousands Protest South African Violence

Largest newspaper calls for president to step down for failure to stop killing

(Newser) - Thousands of South Africans marched through Johannesburg yesterday to protest anti-immigrant rampages that have claimed at least 50 lives. Carrying placards comparing the violence to apartheid, marchers brought traffic to a standstill, Reuters reports. The action was organized by labor unions and churches. The nation's largest newspaper today called for...

S. Africa Deploys Troops as Immigrant Killings Spike

Anti-foreigner attacks spread across South Africa

(Newser) - South African president Thabo Mbeki has summoned troops to help counter a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the country, AFP reports. Mbeki called on soldiers after police requested help quelling mob violence that has claimed 42 lives, officials said. As many as 16,000 people have been displaced by the...

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,...

Vegas to Build Mob Museum
Vegas to Build Mob Museum

Vegas to Build Mob Museum

Attraction will display history of crooks who helped build the city

(Newser) - Las Vegas will create a museum showcasing the Mob's role in turning a tiny desert settlement into America's gambling mecca. The $50 million project is slated to be completed in 2010. "Let's be brutally honest, warts and all. This is more than legend. It's fact," said the mayor....

Sicilian Mafia's 'Boss of Bosses' Gets Pinched

On the lam since 1983, 'the Baron' goes quietly during Palermo summit

(Newser) - Italian police today nabbed the alleged head of the Sicilian underworld, his son—who kept repeating "I love you, Dad"—and two other mob bosses, Reuters reports. The arrests, which marked the second time in less than 2 years that the Cosa Nostra's top dog has been busted,...

Jury Convicts 5 in 'Family' Affair
Jury Convicts 5 in 'Family' Affair

Jury Convicts 5 in 'Family' Affair

Chicago's top kingpin nailed in 'Family Secrets' case

(Newser) - Chicago’s top mob boss was one of five men convicted today in a trial federal authorities dubbed “Operation Family Secrets” after one defendant's relatives offered unprecedented cooperation. Testimony from the son and brother of alleged hit man Frank Calabrese was key in convicting him, along with three Outfit...

Germany Wakes Up to Mafia Problem
Germany Wakes Up to Mafia Problem

Germany Wakes Up to Mafia Problem

Italian organized crime gains a foothold across the border

(Newser) - Germany is finding its mafia problem harder to ignore after the murder of six men outside an Italian restaurant in Duisburg last week. The killings were part of a feud between two warring mafia clans, both of which have established major footholds in Germany, Der Spiegel reports. Police are now...

FBI Pays Out $101M in Mob Suit
FBI Pays Out
$101M in
Mob Suit

FBI Pays Out $101M in Mob Suit

Record award for four men wrongfully sent to prison for 1965 murder

(Newser) - A federal judge ordered the government to pay $101.7M after the FBI withheld evidence related to a 1965 murder in Boston that sent four men to prison for three decades. "This case is about intentional misconduct, suborning of perjury" and "the framing of innocent men," said...

Mob Kills Passenger After Car Strikes Child

Man dies steps from his home; police hunt attackers

(Newser) - Police are hunting members of an angry mob that killed a man after the car he was riding in struck a child. Some 20 attackers beat David Morales to death just paces from his townhouse, as he attempted to defend the driver. Their car hit the child in a parking...

No-Name Jury Awaits Chicago Mob Trial

'Family Secrets' case will go before anonymous panel

(Newser) - Five elderly men accused of running the Chicago mob go on trial this week before a jury of their peers—but the defendants and their lawyers won't know the names of those peers. The Chicago Tribune explores the issue of juror anonymity as a federal court begins assembling a panel...

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