Posts Tagged ‘Mafia’

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Mafia from Calabria filmed in Godfather-style meeting in Switzerland

Police have arrested 18 members of a secret ‘Ndrangheta mafia cell operating in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, after their meeting was filmed in secret

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Cross-dressing Mafia Kingpin Arrested at Sicily Port

Italian police have arrested a fugitive mafia boss whose reputation for cross-dressing and writing eloquent notes to his son earned him the nickname ‘the poet boss’.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Rise of Sicily’s New ‘Facebook Mafia’

Domenico Palazzotto, a Palermo mobster, has created a Facebook page under a false name, posted photos of himself cruising on motorboats

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Italian Mob Boss Seeking Refuge in Canada Enters Deportation Hearing

In a closely guarded hearing room in Toronto an Italian grandfather arrested last summer at his suburban home north of the city was declared by an investigator with Rome’s anti-Mafia police to be the head of a powerful mob clan taking refuge in Canada.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Pope is Taking on the Mafia

Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of “the adoration of evil” and saying Mafiosi “are excommunicated”.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Mafia Boss Turned Informant “lost count of killings”

Camorra mafia boss turned informer Antonio Iovine tells Italian court he cannot remember all the murders he has committed during his criminal career

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Mafia Boss Turns State Witness

A so-called super boss of a powerful clan within the Camorra mafia has turned state witness and is collaborating with investigators in Naples, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Canadian tied to Rizzutto Crime Family Sentenced for Beverly Hills Cocaine Ring

An associate of the Montreal-based Rizzuto organized crime family was sentenced to 10 years in prison as part of a massive drug-trafficking ring and was ordered to hand over more than $2-million in illegal profits.

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Rizzuto Revenge Suspected in Murder of Mobster Carmine Verduci

Suspected mob hitman Carmine Verduci, the victim of a gangland style hit in a Woodbridge café, was a target because he tried to encroach on turf which the Rizzutos considered their own, a police source tells the Star.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Wiretaps Show Vito Rizzuto’s Influence

Wiretaps featuring conversations between Montreal’s top Mafia figures were played at the Charbonneau Commission Wednesday, revealing the influence Vito Rizzuto had on a major construction project.