3 hrs ago
The Beaumont Enterprise
New fugitive added to Texas' 10 Most Wanted list
Suspect: Juan Carlos Marizcal Date of birth: 08/18/78 Aliases: Carlos Mariscal, Eric Molina, Joan Carlos Mariscal, Carlos Juan Marizcal Identifying marks: Tattoos on neck, chest, right arm; "joker" on outside right calf, and upper left arm; scars on face, forehead, and upper left arm; birthmark on abdomen Gangs: Texas Mexican Mafia Wanted for: ... (more)
7 hrs ago
Courthouse News Service
Gangbanger Looking at Decades in Prison
The leader of an Oxnard street gang faces four consecutive life sentences plus 55 years after being convicted of gun and drug charges, federal prosecutors said. A federal jury issued a guilty verdict Friday night against Luis Manuel Tapia, 37, the leader of the Colonia Chiques gang in Ventura County.
14 hrs ago
People's Daily Online
Milan Expo 2015 presents three new ambassadors
Milan Expo 2015 has added three new ambassadors to its list of international spokespeople for the food and sustainability-themed world fair taking place from May to October next year. Italian rapper and composer Frankie Hi Nrg MC, novelist and former anti-Mafia magistrate Gianrico Carofiglio, and American actress Katherine Kelly Lang bring the number of international Expo ambassadors up to 40. Katherine Kelly Lang, known for her role as Brooke Logan in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful since 1987, has taken a two-month break from the long-running CBS show to appear in Italy's Dancing With The Stars.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Religion News Service
Vatican: Pope Francis not under threat from Islamic State militants
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis faces no specific threat from Islamic State militants and will not be adding extra security measures on his one-day trip to Albania next week, the Vatican said Monday . Pope Francis' second trip into Mafia territory in June 2014 raised questions about his stance, papacy and personal safety.
Gerald Tremblay knew about corruption, court documents allege
The court lifted a publication ban on details from an affidavit from a police source, after several media outlets, including the CBC, argued in court to have those details made public. The court documents allege Tremblay was well aware of a system of corruption and collusion at city hall while he was mayor.
Tom Benedict Knights Stars in New Biopic God the Father, 10/31
Tom Benedict Knight stars as Michael Franzese in Sony's God The Father, the life story of 'La Cosa Nostra' BOSS Michael Franzese, the Mob BOSS who became a Minister of the Church. British actor Tom Benedict Knight shines as Franzese, playing him from his mob days right through to becoming a preacher.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Boardwalk Empire: "The Good Listener" Review
Boardwalk returned this week with a much fuller, and busier, episode than the premiere. "The Good Listener" not only directly answered the "Who Tried to Have Nucky Whacked?" mini-mystery from last week, setting up what looks to be the final season feud, but it also caught us up with Gillian, Capone, Van Alden, and Eli.
The gran from Surrey accused of running Mafia lover's A 100million...
A British woman could be jailed for up to ten years over claims that she was a key figure in a Mafia drug-smuggling operation run from a Spanish holiday resort. Sheryl Rogers, 46, was the mistress of a Mafia boss who ran the A 100million business for one of Italy's most dangerous criminal families.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
'Water mafia' in California's future? Residents may soon be forced to ...
In recent days, residents of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities got to experience a rare treat -- rainfall -- but of course, it was far too little to do much to alleviate the state's ongoing brutal drought. That said, there is some concern that water may become so scarce -- and so valuable -- that its distribution and sale might be taken over by a Mafia-like criminal enterprise, just like what is currently taking place in India.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
New Rochelle Talk
Vinnie Limo, Victim of Mafia Meat Cleaver Attack, Arrested
Vincent Zarcone, 47, of 74 Neptune Avenue, was arrested by New Rochelle Police on August 28, 2014. He was charged with Criminal Mischief - 4th, a misdemeanor.
The Washington Post
Matthias Schoenaerts says his character in 'The Drop' isn't all bad
In the atmospheric thriller "The Drop," Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts plays the extremely violent Eric, who in any other movie would be the bad guy . Here, though, bad and good mean little.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Bandra gets its own mafia-themed bar
Gangsta's is a new mafia-themed bar in Bandra that should invest more thought into its menu, to compliment the in-your-face underworld vibe Our first step into Gangsta's i.e., Bandra's newest bar entry was overwhelming. Metal skulls, chains hanging as curtains, bars on windows, bricks exposed to create portraits - too much seemed to be happening.
Former Toronto-area man arrested in Italy, called dangerous Mafia...
At 4 a.m. Tuesday, a ring of police officers roused Antonio Coluccio from slumber inside a house in Siderno, a village on Italy's picturesque coast that has stubbornly remained a stronghold for the Mafia, arresting him - again - and putting another dent in his hope of returning to his home and family in Canada. Mr. Coluccio, 44, lived in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, until he was pressured to leave in 2010 by Canada's immigration authorities who said he was involved in organized crime, accusations he denied.
Texas Most Wanted fugitive caught in Victoria
A violent gang member on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted list has been caught in South Texas. DPS says 48-year-old John Guevara was captured in Victoria.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
'Belluscone: A Sicilian Story' ('Belluscone: Una Storia Siciliana'): Venice Review
Sicilian filmmaker and satirist Franco Maresco is both the director and one of the subjects of Belluscone: A Sicilian Story , an occasionally hilarious wannabe-documentary about Maresco's failed attempts to make a film about former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 's alleged ties to the mafia. Only in a work by Maresco could this mean that Berlusconi remains entirely off-screen, while the director himself shares the spotlight with a film critic, a shady talent manager and two popular local singers who get into a fight over a song called I want to meet Berlusconi.
Los Angeles Times
His own words help bring down New Orleans prosecutor
Sal Perricone always had something to prove. Growing up poor and Italian in a city dominated by Creoles and Anglos, Perricone found respect on the streets after high school by becoming a cop.
Report Confirms MH17 Shootdown, Albanian Central Bank Head Arrested
Plus, Kazakhstan unveils plans for a homegrown space industry, and Uzbekistan's ex-glamour queen Karimova accused of mafia ties. A preliminary report by Dutch air safety investigators has found that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was probably brought down when struck by large numbers of "high-energy objects."
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Victoria Advocate
'Most Wanted' man caught in Victoria 57 minutes ago
Texas Mexican Mafia gang member Juan Guevara was arrested Tuesday by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division. Guevara, 48, whose last known address was in Shiner, was captured at a residence in Victoria, according to a DPS news release.
Exclusive: Man with past ties to mafia could be going back to jail
In a WPBF 25 exclusive, Paul LaGrone uncovered federal documents alleging a local man with past ties to the mafia has violated his supervised release and could be headed back to jail. PROMPTD THAT ATTACK.
Retaliation for reporting abuse from the Family Court Mafia-Clark Case Pittsburgh, Pa Part 2
"My story is part of an effort by Safe Kids International to raise awareness about an issue of social injustice which is endangering millions of children around the world. There is an epidemic of family court judges deliberately disregarding substantial evidence of serious child abuse and granting custody or unsupervised visitation to the abusive father.