Italy nabs 11 in hunt for Sicilian Mafia don of dons on run since '93

Aug 4, 2015

Italy nabs 11 in hunt for Sicilian Mafia don of dons on run since '93

Police in Sicily arrested 11 suspected mobsters they believe were helping Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro evade capture and spread his orders to the rest of the criminal organization. The suspects used coded language and hand-written notes to communicate with the highest-ranking Sicilian ...

Mediterranean migrant trafficking a study in cash handoffs, extortion

Apr 28, 2015

Mediterranean migrant trafficking a study in cash handoffs, extortion

Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden. By the thousands, they’re handing themselves over to abusive smugglers who hold them ...

Jun 14, 2013

Frail Bulger labeled 'hands-on killer'

James “Whitey” Bulger is an old man now. He wears reading glasses. His hair is pure white, but not much remains. And when he stood up in a federal courtroom Wednesday morning to finally face the music, to stand trial for a lifetime of ...