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Trump Was Ready For Trump Tower Moscow Trip During Campaign

Donald Trump was willing to go to Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign for discussions on the Moscow Tower project, a redacted version of the Mueller report states. The report states that longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told the special counsel that Trump had opportunities to travel to Russia in late 2015 and in spring 2016. “According to Cohen, Trump indicated a willingness to travel if it would assist the project significantly,” the document reads. “On one occasion, Trump told C...
Tags: Muckraker, Mueller report, Russia probe, Trump tower moscow, Josh Kovensky


The Greatest Art Forger Of All Time Might Have Been Killed By The Mafia

When Eric Hebborn was found with a fractured skull near his home in Rome in 1996, his death was a mystery. But now, filmmakers making an 8-part miniseries about his life (and the more than 1,000 forgeries he claimed to have passed off as real) say they have evidence that not only was he working for the mafia for years, but they may have had him murdered as well. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Rome, Mafia, Visual, 04.14.19, Eric Hebborn


Gomorra writer faces jail threat in libel battle with Italy’s deputy PM

Anti-mafia campaigner Roberto Saviano says law is being used to silence opposition after being summoned in Matteo Salvini caseRoberto Saviano, the anti-mafia writer and campaigner, faces up to three years in prison after being summoned to stand trial on charges of libelling Italy’s interior minister and deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini.Saviano – who lives under state protection following mafia death threats – has received a summons to stand trial from prosecutors in Rome following a writ for...
Tags: World news, Rome, Italy, Freedom Of Speech, Mafia, Saviano, Roberto Saviano, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, Matteo Salvini Saviano


Suspect in mob boss slaying could face lethal Mafia justice

NEW YORK (AP) — As Anthony Comello sits in jail on murder charges, he may have more than legal problems to worry about — namely, whether the Mafia is going to get its hands on him. The man he is accused of killing was the reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family, Francesco “Franky […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Mafia, Nation & World, Anthony Comello, Francesco Franky


808 Mafia’s Tarentino Breaks Down the Making of Future’s “March Madness”

Future’s “March Madness” is one of the best rap songs of the decade, and that’s due in no small part to Tarentino’s epic, intergalactic production. In the latest episode of Genius‘ Deconstructed series, the 808 Mafia producer walks us through his creative process behind the beat, talks about the track’s meteor-sized impact (aside from being a Platinum-certified pre-game anthem, it’s one of Kanye’s, J. Cole’s and LeBron’s favorite songs), and explains how the collaboration was written in the ...
Tags: Videos, Future, Jazz, Mafia, Genius, Platinum, Tarentino, 808 Mafia


Man suspected of killing Gambino crime boss appears in court with 'MAGA forever' and 'QAnon' on his hand

The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday. Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested Saturday in New Jersey in connection with the death of Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali last week in front of his Staten Island home. While waiting for a court hearing to begin in Toms River, New Jersey, in which he agreed to be extradited to New York, Comello held up his left hand. On it w...
Tags: News, Handcuffs, New York City, New Jersey, Italy, Manhattan, Mafia, Donald Trump, Staten Island, Nascar, Trump, PAUL, Francesco, Cali, Gottlieb, Gambino


Anthony Comello Says He Shot Gambino Leader Because He Feared for His Life

Mr. Comello, 24, is said to have told the police he was high on marijuana and feared the Mafia leader had a gun during taped statements to detectives.
Tags: News, Mafia, Murders, Cali, Anthony A, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Staten Island (NYC, Gambino Crime Family, Francesco (1965-2019, Anthony Comello, Comello, Ocean County (NJ


Man Charged With Mob Boss Murder Flashes Pro-Trump Slogans In Court

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday. Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested Saturday in New Jersey in the death of Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali last week in front of his Staten Island home. While waiting for a court hearing to begin in Toms River, New Jersey, in which he agreed to be extradited to New York, Comello held up his left han...
Tags: News, Handcuffs, New York City, New Jersey, Manhattan, Mafia, Donald Trump, Staten Island, Nascar, Trump, Cali, Gambino, Make America Great Again, TOMS RIVER N J AP, Toms River New Jersey, Robert Gottlieb


Mafia don Frank Cali's killing is a reminder the mob is alive. Just not as flashy

Cigar-chomping Mafia bosses in dapper suits once dominated perceptions of organized crime in the United States. While the dons are less flamboyant now and shun the spotlight, their work continues in the shadows, experts say.
Tags: Cnn, United States, Mafia, Frank Cali


'Italian state betrayed me': life after turning mafia informant

State witnesses say they are dead men walking, victims of a system unable to provide protection and supportThe drug traffickers had no idea there was a spy among them, nor could they ever imagine that the infiltrator was the man who built, repaired, and operated superfast motorboats for some of the most ruthless criminal organisations on the planet.Four four years, Gianfranco Franciosi, or Giannino as everyone calls him, was trusted by everyone, from Italian mafiosos to Colombian and Spanish dru...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Mafia, Giannino, Gianfranco Franciosi


Mafia don Frank Cali's killing is a reminder that the mob is alive. Just not as flashy

Cigar-chomping Mafia bosses in dapper suits once dominated perceptions of organized crime in the United States. While the dons are less flamboyant now and shun the spotlight, their work continues in the shadows, experts say.
Tags: Cnn, United States, Mafia, Frank Cali


Mafia don's killing is a reminder that the mob is alive, just not as flashy

Cigar-chomping Mafia bosses in dapper suits once dominated perceptions of organized crime in the United States. While the dons are less flamboyant now and shun the spotlight, their work continues in the shadows, experts say.
Tags: News, United States, Stories, Mafia


New York Today: Frank Cali’s Killing, the Gambino Family and the State of the Mob

Friday: “The Mafia, whether you like it or not, always has been part of the fabric of New York life,” one expert said.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Mafia, Cali, St Patrick's Day, Gambino Crime Family, Frank Cali, Francesco (1965-2019


'They don't bother nobody': the quiet presence of New York's mafia

Shooting of alleged boss ‘Franky Boy’ Cali shines light on Staten Island neighborhood with history of mob tiesIt had all the makings of an old school mob hit: Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, the reputed head of the Gambino crime family, was shot to death outside his Staten Island home.The murder struck many as a throwback to another era, when mafia families warred for control of lucrative rackets. It’s been more than three decades since the last targeted killing of a mob boss in New York. These day...
Tags: New York, US news, US crime, Mafia, Staten Island, Francesco, Franky Boy


Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS NEW YORK  — The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was gunned down outside his home, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, the custom-tailored tabloid regular John Gotti. Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds at his red-brick colonial-style house on Staten Island on Wednesday night and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Witnesses reported seeing a blue pickup truck speeding away,...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Italy, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Mafia, Bronx, North Carolina, Staten Island, Nascar, Karen Matthews


How the band Rascal Flatts got involved with a mobster in Witness Protection

Rascal Flatts makes music. But the band found itself unwittingly making money for a former Mafia enforcer when it licensed its name for restaurants.            [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: News, Mafia, Arizona Republic, Rascal Flatts


Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in New York

Death of Francesco Cali is first targeted killing of a mob boss in city for more than 30 yearsThe reputed head of New York’s notorious Gambino crime family has been shot dead on Staten Island in the first targeted killing of a mob boss in the city in more than 30 years.Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home in the borough’s Todt Hill section just after 9pm on Wednesday evening. Cali was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. There...
Tags: New York, US news, US crime, Mafia, Staten Island, Francesco, Todt Hill, Francesco Cali


Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover, say police

Alleged killers and woman, 64, arrested after discovery of man’s body in cement wallA 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police. The killers, all Sicilians, carried out their order by walling the man in cement while he was still alive. Related: Is this the end for the Sicilian mafia? Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Police, World news, Italy, Mafia


Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia

Paul Manafort, the clandestine agent of Russia at the heart of the Trump campaign’s “collusion” scand — oh, wait.Have you ever noticed what Paul Manafort’s major crime was? After two years of investigation, after the predawn raid in which his wife was held at gunpoint, after months of solitary confinement that have left him a shell of his former self, have you noticed what drew the militant attention of the Obama Justice Department, the FBI, and, ultimately, a special counsel who made him the ce...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, Eu, Reagan, European Union, Iran, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States


Ex-Glendale detective who helped gang members, an Orange County resident, sentenced to federal prison

An ex-Glendale police detective who took bribes from the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime in exchange for information and then lied to investigators about his criminal connections was sentenced Friday to nearly two years in federal prison. John Saro Balian, 46, of Seal Beach must also pay a $60,000 fine and serve three years of supervised release following his 21-month prison term. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter said Balian “made a conscious decision to turn to a life of crime,” ch...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Mafia, Orange County, Walter, Mexican Mafia, Seal Beach, Santa Fe Springs, Balian, Glendale Police Department, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Loza, John Saro Balian


'Sick of hiding': the refugee family fleeing the mafia and Canadian authorities

An Italian family hoped to find safe haven in Canada from organized crime. Now they’re facing deportationAfter Alessandra Demitri meets someone for the first time, she quickly notes down which of her three wigs she was wearing, and which false name she used.Her husband, Fabrizio, does the same, recording when and where he has employed a rotating selection of beards and moustaches, piercings, and fake tattoos. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Canada, Italy, Mafia, Fabrizio, Alessandra Demitri


Barstool Sports founder admits company was 'moronic' in its spat with comedian

Barstool Sports' founder said his company was "moronic" in its online spat with a comedian. The comedian, Miel Bredouw, said Barstool posted a video clip of hers on Twitter without crediting her, then messaged her hundreds of times and offered her money to drop her complaint against the company. The case also illustrates how Twitter's policy for handling copyright claims puts the burden on creators. Barstool Sports' founder said he regretted his company's "moronic" behavior in a spat with a c...
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Mafia, Dcma, Carol, Portnoy, Barstool, Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy, Miel Bredouw, Bredouw, Mark Marin


How Giuliani Might Take Down Trump

The parallels between the Mafia and the Trump Organization are striking, and Giuliani perfected the template for prosecuting organized crime.
Tags: News, House Of Representatives, Mafia, Giuliani, Tax Evasion, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Organized Crime, Cosa Nostra, Cohen, Mueller, Trump Organization, Frauds and Swindling, Donald J, Impeachment, Michael D (1966-


'Super fugitive' mafia boss arrested after 14 years on the run

Naples boss Marco Di Lauro considered second-most dangerous man in ItalyAn Italian mafia “super fugitive”, Marco Di Lauro, has been arrested in Naples after over 14 years on the run.Di Lauro, 38, was arrested without a fight on Saturday at a modest apartment where he lived with his wife in the city’s Chiaiano district, police said. He was sitting with his two cats and eating pasta when police arrested him in an operation involving around 150 officers. Continue reading...
Tags: Italy, Mafia, Organised Crime, Naples, Marco Di Lauro, Di Lauro, Chiaiano


Camorra child gangsters replace omertà with social media boasting

A new generation are replacing the old mobsters in Naples and abandoning the traditional code of silence The first time Emanuele Sibillo was arrested he was 15: the police raided his house in the Forcella district in Naples while he was trying to get rid of two guns.Sibillo was in and out of prison throughout the following few years. Among the young inmates, he stood out for his ability to command respect and for reading books and newspapers. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Film, World news, Culture, Italy, Mafia, Naples, Emanuele Sibillo, Forcella, Sibillo


Daddy’s Hangout Presents Mixtape Friday Volume 8

Can you believe that Friday have arrived already? Are you ready for Mixtape Friday Volume 8? This past week there was only 6 albums that I bumped in addition to last week’s Mixtape Friday. For my old school 90s heads, C-Murder’s Bossalinie and PKO’s The Good, the Bad and the Mafia was featured. After the PKO album, which was the first one Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon Vol. 2 was next. The Come Up Volume 1 from J. Cole and the Fabolous & Jadakiss joint Album was next. Those two albums were awesome an...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Mafia, Big Boi, Swizz Beatz, Teyana Taylor, Blog Hops & memes, Midwest Midwest, Mixtape Friday, Bossalinie, Crucial Conflict Top Authority Dayton Family, Twista Do, Snoop Dogg Kurupt Nate Dogg, Nigga Top Authority, Boi Goodie Mob Hold On Top Authority


5 Thrillers for Late Winter Nights

February's blue skies can't fool me; I know there are plenty of cold and snowy days ahead. I'm not complaining (too much) though, because indoor living means more time for reading. A blustery late-winter night provides just the right atmosphere for a spine-chilling thriller or mystery. Here are five of this month's thrillers that might have escaped your attention. It's never too late to give them try. The Winter Sister by Megan Collins (Atria, Feb. 5): When Sylvie moves back home to tend ...
Tags: Books, California, Oxford, Beverly Hills, Mafia, Kay, Bugsy Siegel, Allison, Hunting Party, Sylvie, Beth F, Cara Hunter Penguin, Adam Fawley, Megan Collins Atria Feb, Fawley, Harriet Tyce


El Chapo and the men who live by rules shaped by the blood of feuds

The creator of the series Gomorrah explores our unending fascination with the crimes and codes of organised gangsSince I started writing movies and television series on organised crime, the question I’m most often asked is: why do the stories of crimes committed by men such as El Chapo command such passion across generations and across continents?When I tried to answer the question for myself, I was persuaded that watching stories about the mafia registers reality as it is, without mediation. Co...
Tags: Media, Film, World news, Netflix, Culture, Drugs trade, Mafia, Organised Crime, El Chapo, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán


Salvini shifts Italy's security focus from mafia to immigration

Organised crime increasingly being forgotten in favour of anti-migrant efforts, say observersIn recent decades, the ruthless Casalesi clan of the Camorra mafia has earned billions of euros by burying more than 150,000 cubic metres of toxic waste in the countryside north of Naples.So last Thursday night, when 90 carabinieri paramilitary police officers surrounded several apartment buildings in Caserta, the provincial capital, many residents thought an anti-mafia blitz was under way. The targets w...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Italy, Mafia, Organised Crime, Naples, Camorra, Caserta, Salvini


Water Cooler: Fullmetal Alchemist, Serenity, The Kid Who Would Be King, Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin, Good Place, Magic Scripting, Ballet & Tabletop Games

On the January 28, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter: Brad, Ben and Chris are at Sundance. On The Site: Sundance Movie Reviews : Ben...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oman, Amc Theatres, Zac Efron, Mafia, Jane The Virgin, Allison Janney, Chris, Peter, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Carcassonne, Ted Bundy, Peter Sciretta