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Trail Starts for Boston Mob Boss Bulger

After nearly 16 years on the run and two years after his arrest on charges he played a role in 19 murders, James "Whitey" Bulger is about to face a jury.

June 3, 2013

Mexican Mafia Boss Gets Life In Prison

A Mexican Mafia prison gang member and longtime leader of the Puente Trece gang was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison after his conviction for racketeering that includes murder plots and a brutal stabbing of an inmate designed to deter victims from cooperating with police.

March 7, 2013

Mexican Mafia Member Gets Life for Prison Narcotics Deal

Jose "Bat" Marquez, who was also a member of San Diego's Del Sol street gang, was extradited from Mexico in January 2007 on other charges. In April of that year, Marquez orchestrated a meth deal from his jail cell that involved several Mexican Mafia associates.

November 2, 2011

FBI Captures Boston Crime Boss 'Whitey' Bulger

FBI Captures Boston Crime Boss 'Whitey' Bulger

Bulger, 81, was captured 17 years after he fled Boston as federal agents were closing in on him. In 1994, agents were on the verge of arresting Bulger in connection with 19 killings, racketeering, and other crimes.

June 22, 2011

Feds Nab Philly La Cosa Nostra Crime Boss

The defendants allegedly used violence to intimidate and prevent victims and witnesses from cooperating with law enforcement. The indictment alleges various instances where defendants used phrases such as "chop him up" and "put a bullet in your head" when threatening victims.

May 24, 2011

New York Mob Sting Nets Dim Goodfellas

Arrests in the sting included Scott Fappiano, a reputed Colombo associate, was willing to risk a multimillion dollar legal settlement to collect a debt from a deadbeat. Genovese associate Peter Pace, Jr. was apparently willing to use violence against his defenseless mother-in-law.

January 31, 2011

Feds Arrest More Than 100 on Organized Crime Charges

In what is being hailed as an historic blow to organized crime in the Northeast, more than 110 of 127 charged defendants were arrested today. The charges relate to a wide range of alleged illegal activity, including murder.

January 20, 2011

Feds Bust $163 Million Medicare Fraud Enterprise

An Armenian-American gang led by a "vor" (Eurasian version of a godfather) submitted $163 million in false reimbursement claims and netted approximately $35 million in payouts for treatments that never took place, according to the Department of Justice.

October 14, 2010

3 Texas Mexican Mafia Chiefs Get Life

Three high-ranking members of the Texas Mexican Mafia implicated in the brutal slayings of 24 men each were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in San Antonio.

August 5, 2010

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