Dec 07, 2012 09:54 EST
Italian police have arrested a fugitive mafia boss living in a luxury home on the island of Bali in a joint operation with Indonesian authorities, police said on Friday.
Nov 09, 2012 17:53 EST
The FBI declared victory Friday in its latest battle against the Cosa Nostra mafia after wrapping up a case that nabbed the entire administration of New York's Colombo organized crime family.
Oct 10, 2012 11:47 EDT
The Italian government has dissolved the city council of Reggio Calabria and taken over control of the southern city for fear the Mafia has infiltrated public utilities, investigators said on Wednesday.
Sep 25, 2012 20:53 EDT
The presumed boss of the Sicilian Mafia in Montreal will be released from a US prison next month after serving part of a 10-year term stemming from the killing of three rival mobsters, a government agency said.
Sep 05, 2012 14:34 EDT
An Italian court questioned former premier Silvio Berlusconi for three hours Wednesday as a witness in a case dating to the 1970s when he was allegedly blackmailed by the mafia, media reports said.
May 21, 2012 07:06 EDT
Twenty years after Italian judge Giovanni Falcone was assassinated by the Sicilian mafia in a bombing that shocked a nation, Cosa Nostra's grip has been weakened but is far from over.
May 19, 2012 05:06 EDT
A bomb went off outside a school in the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Saturday, killing one student and injuring eight as they were going into class, a local emergency official said.
May 19, 2012 03:47 EDT
A bomb went off in front of a school in the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Saturday, killing one student and injuring seven as they were going into class, a local emergency official said.
Apr 18, 2012 16:07 EDT
The annual Italian-American festival in New York's Little Italy isn't just about pizzas and saints, judging by an indictment Wednesday against an alleged mafia extortionist.
Mar 31, 2012 15:35 EDT
Thai police have arrested a wanted Italian mafia boss after he flew to Bangkok airport, Italian media said Saturday.
Feb 17, 2012 17:52 EST
Four men pleaded guilty Friday in a New York federal court to organized crime charges linked to the Gambino crime family, officials said.
Feb 16, 2012 16:25 EST
(Reuters) - Five alleged mobsters accused of terrorizing and extorting protection payments from strip clubs around Providence, Rhode Island, have agreed to plead guilty to federal racketeering charges, officials said on Thursday.
Dec 22, 2011 16:00 EST
In the gangster-ridden streets of Naples, any word against the Camorra mafia syndicate is dangerous.
Dec 07, 2011 13:02 EST
NAPLES (Reuters) - Mafia boss Michele Zagaria, one of Italy's most wanted men, was captured on Wednesday after police drilled into a concrete underground bunker where the man known as "Twisted Head" was hiding.
Nov 21, 2011 12:00 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louis Freeh, named on Monday to head an investigation into the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University, served for eight years as director of the FBI where he faced widespread criticism for a series of high-profile blunders.
Sep 23, 2011 18:26 EDT
BOSTON (Reuters) - Four alleged New England Mafia
Jul 01, 2011 03:30 EDT
Italian police on Friday announced the arrest of the 79-year-old mafia boss of Corleone -- the Sicilian hilltop town made famous by "The Godfather" trilogy -- following a three-year investigation.
Jun 20, 2011 16:41 EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - A French court upheld on Monday earlier guilty verdicts against a Corsican separatist for the 1998 murder of the government's top official on the Mediterranean island.
May 23, 2011 15:40 EDT
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Federal authorities on Monday unveiled racketeering, gambling and loan shark charges against 13 alleged mob members, accusing them of crimes from threatening murder over unpaid debts to running illegal video machines in Philadelphia coffee shops.
May 12, 2011 17:42 EDT
Fourteen mobsters from New York's Italian-American mafia have been sentenced as part of a wide-ranging assault by the authorities on the Cosa Nostra, officials said Thursday.