"Even John Gotti didn't get this much attention," 80-year-old Vincent Asaro joked after being acquitted of all charges.
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.
Longtime kingpin Vito Rizzuto died in 2013, but no single group has stepped in to fill that power vacuum – yet.
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.
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.
I was attacked by an angry mob in a Romanian forest.
I spoke to a relative of one of Bulger’s victims about the verdict.