Will New York’s Last Real Mafia Hit Bring Down the Lucchese Family?

nvestigators tie the murder of a hitman with a rusty Lincoln to a racketeering enterprise that also included extortion, loansharking, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Michael Daly 06.01.17 1:00 AM ET Wonder Boy. Jimmy the Jew. Paulie Roast Beef. The colorful nicknames jump from the list of 19 members and associates of the Lucchese crimeContinue reading “Will New York’s Last Real Mafia Hit Bring Down the Lucchese Family?”

Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds

ROME (AP) — Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people, including a priest and the head of a Catholic volunteer group called “Mercy,” accusing them of being in cahoots with a major mafia clan that skimmed millions in public funds destined for one of Italy’s biggest migrant welcome centers. Announcing the arrests Monday, an incredulousContinue reading “Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds”