Man shot dead in Hyogo in possible yakuza feud

National / Crime & Legal Nov 28, 2019

Man shot dead in Hyogo in possible yakuza feud

A senior member of the nation's largest organized crime syndicate was shot dead Wednesday in Hyogo Prefecture by a man armed with a submachine gun and a handgun amid a possible gang feud, police said. Keiichi Furukawa, 59, a high-ranking yakuza of the Yamaguchi-gumi group, ...

In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia

World Apr 21, 2018

In historic ruling, court says Italian state negotiated with mafia

An Italian court convicted former high-ranking state officials and mob bosses on Friday for holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s following a devastating wave of mafia murders and bombings. Speaking in a high-security "bunker" courtroom on the outskirts of Palermo, Judge Alfredo Montalto ruled ...