Mar 23, 2017

Italy nabs mobster linked to Germany massacre

Italian police on Wednesday captured a notorious Calabrian mobster wanted over a 2007 mafia massacre in which six people died in the German city of Duisburg. Santo Vottari, 45, was captured in a tiny hideout in a flat at Benestare, near the southern Italian city ...

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 hostage ...

/ 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 gangster ...