Brutal murder of three-year old Coco has sparked outrage in Italy as mafia crime takes an "unprecedented" turn
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Thursday 12 May 2011
Prosecutors turned to tactics developed for fighting mafia bosses and drug gangs in their latest effort to rein in insider dealing on Wall Street.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Eighty Mafiosi from two prominent crime syndicates have been arrested in separate operations, Italian prosecutors say.
Friday 22 April 2011
Italian anti-Mafia investigators have seized control of two fourth-division football teams that mobsters were using to boost support, it has emerged.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
Thursday 14 April 2011
A jailed former Mafia boss who once ordered a payback killing in the infamous "Donnie Brasco" case has become the highest-ranking member of the city's five Italian organised crime families to break their vow of silence and testify against one of their own.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Italian mobsters feeling the heat know that it's not a good lawyer they need to call when facing justice, but a pliant doctor.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Three youths face life sentences after being found guilty today of murdering schoolboy Nicholas Pearton.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
One is the powerful daughter of the Italian Prime Minister who runs his publishing empire; the other is the country's best-selling author, and not for the first time a simmering feud between the two has boiled over.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
The Godfather by Mario Puzo; RRP £7.99
The archetypal Mafia novel, Puzo's classic chronicles the evolution of a Sicilian Mafia family based in New York, under the stewardship of the title's "Godfather", Don Vito Corleone. Immortalised on the big screen in Francis Ford Coppola's famous trilogy, it remains the most recognised, and most significant, account of gangster life in popular culture.
Friday 21 January 2011
A total of 127 defendants have been named in 16 indictments in the US after one of the largest Mafia takedowns in FBI history.
Saturday 15 January 2011
For some 18-year-olds, being photographed holding hands with your mother would be quite punishment enough. So would the suit. And the tie. Even if it was loosely knotted and worn with a not-fully-buttoned-up shirt.
Saturday 18 December 2010
One of the Sicilian Mafia's most feared figures bragged of his ability as a lover, and even advised his underlings on their love lives.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi headed a mafia-style organised crime ring in the late 1990s that engaged in assassinations, beatings, organ trafficking and other crimes, says a draft report released yesterday.
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