Posts Tagged ‘Organized Crime’

Monday, September 8th, 2014

GRiND Rated: The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Pot Dealer in New York City History

Jimmy Cournoyer’s ring shipped marijuana to New York City. During an investigation into the enterprise, authorities seized suitcases filled with cash, marijuana plants, bags of pot, and weapons, among other contraband.

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’.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Reputed Gang Leader Gunned Down in Montreal

Reputed gang leader Ducarme Joseph was gunned down in Montreal’s St. Michel neighbourhood Friday night.

Joseph’s body was found in the street at about 10:15 p.m. Friday. The 46-year-old was shot multiple times with what’s believed to be a semi-automatic weapon.

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

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Leader of the Sinoloa Cartel’s Hit Squad is a Woman? Meet Claudia Ochoa Felix

Claudia Ochoa Felix is known for her curvy figure, pouting selfies and tweets but also for alledgedly heading the world’s most ruthless gang of killers. Is she the world’s deadliest woman? Meet the ‘Kim Kardashian’ of Mexican organized crime.

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

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Dangerous Odds: My Secret Life Inside an Illegal Billion Dollar Sports Betting Operation

A young beauty with a privileged New York upbringing stumbles in the backdoor of the largest illegal sports betting organization in the U.S. It sounds like the intro to a Lifetime movie but it’s all true. Marisa Lankester is the author; the young woman who went to work for renowned bookmaker Ron The Cigar Sacco and into a life of crime.

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.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

290 Unsolved Murders in the Lower Mainland Over 12 Years

A new Vancouver Sun series: Between 2002 and 2013 in the Lower Mainland hundreds of people were murdered, now those left behind are telling their stories in a new Vancouver Sun series 290 Unsolved Murders.