334 rounded up in Italian 'ndrangheta mob sweep

World / Crime & Legal Dec 20, 2019

334 rounded up in Italian 'ndrangheta mob sweep

Police have arrested 334 people in one of the largest anti-mob operations ever seen in Italy, highlighting the growing reach of the 'ndrangheta mafia, prosecutors said on Thursday. The 'ndrangheta is based in the southern region of Calabria, the toe of Italy's boot, and has ...

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 ...

World / Crime & Legal 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 ...