Giovanni Gambino made headlines just by issuing a press release saying the mob was ready to fight the Islamic State.
"Even John Gotti didn't get this much attention," 80-year-old Vincent Asaro joked after being acquitted of all charges.
In a new book by Scott M. Deitche called Cocktail Noir, the true crime writer explores the bonds between cocktails and organized crime.
A neighborhood now synonymous with youth, money, and cool used to be a stomping ground for New York gangsters.
"That fucking Jimmy kept everything," 80-year-old mobster VIncent Asaro says on a wire played in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, apparently referring to the gangster played by Robert De Niro in the Scorsese flick.
For nearly five hours on Wednesday, a jury in Brooklyn listened in to what life is like in the modern American Mafia.
"I was separating gold chains and watches and the diamonds and emeralds and rubies," Gaspare Valenti told the court of the spoils.
Vincent Asaro, an 80-year-old said to be a longtime member of the Bonanno crime family, is in court for his alleged role in the 1978 Lufthansa heist, which at the time was the largest cash theft in US history.
Gianfranco Franciosi spent six years helping the Italian police catch international drug traffickers. Now he's broke and scared for his life.
VICE Japan follows Kyoji Sasaki on his mission to revolutionize an industry dominated by corrupt middlemen.
Organized crime in the city is getting younger, more fragmented, more chaotic—and, authorities say, harder to control.
Chatting with Dick Lehr, author of Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal, which has been adapted into the new film starring Johnny Depp.
The legendary filmmaker on the upcoming film about the life of James "Whitey" Bulger, one of the most infamous gangsters in US history.
Phillip Crawford Jr.'s book The Mafia and the Gays traces the history of the time when the mob had a near-monopoly on NYC's gay bars.
Longtime kingpin Vito Rizzuto died in 2013, but no single group has stepped in to fill that power vacuum—yet.
The FBI says that the mob is still an existential criminal threat in America. We asked some former Gambino family soldiers and two La Cosa Nostra experts if that's really the case in 2015.
Taking a look back at a forgotten chapter of queer history with novelist Lisa Davis.
Most crooks eventually get caught, but some members of Italian organized crime syndicates remain on the lam for decades. How do they do it?
Women have an important, if complex, role in Italian criminal organizations—a role that Mob Wives can't even come close to depicting.
Campania Felix has become the "Land of Fires," as it is popularly known. When people travel here, they see continual columns of smoke and flames, signs of the garbage that is torched in the countryside.
Now that the US and Cuba are friends again, are Havana's "jineteros" are going to be hip-deep in American women?
The Mafia has always profited from economic crisis. Recessions fill up the mob's coffers and boost its social standing. In fact crime is one of the few sectors of the economy that thrive in moments of financial decline.
We spoke to Anna Carrino—a former mafia wife currently in witness protection—who's been instrumental in the battle against Naples' Casalesi clan.
Long considered a "horizontal Mafia," or a simple confederation of clans, the 'Ndrangheta was shown to have a secret hierarchical structure with a central leader, exactly like the better-known Cosa Nostra.