mob

identity-rights

The Strange Convergence of QAnon, Citizen's Arrest, and a Dead Mob Boss

Attempts to right wrongs, real or imagined, can backfire horribly.
Alex Norcia
7.23.19
crime

Quebec Police Set Up Special Task Force to Deal With Latest Mob War

Experts say power struggles within the Sicilian Mafia and against rival factions like the Calabrian Ndrangheta are likely to end with more violence and police can do little to stop it.
Nick Rose
5.16.19
true crime

Mob-Related Conspiracy Theories Are a Window into America's Scam-Obsessed Soul

Anthony Comello—alleged shooter of Gambino boss Frank Cali—flashing what looked like a QAnon symbol in court was part of a larger obsession.
Alex Norcia
3.21.19
true crime

The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The link between the killing of a Gambino mob boss and an apparently MAGA-loving QAnon suspect is part of a descent into postmodern chaos.
Alex Norcia
3.19.19
true crime

The Story of That Gambino Mob Boss's Killing Just Got a Lot Weirder

On Saturday, police in New Jersey arrested Anthony Comello, a 24-year-old who lives with his parents and might have had a thing for Frank Cali's niece.
Alex Norcia
3.18.19
true crime

Everything We Know About the Gambino Mob Boss Who Just Got Whacked

It's been decades since a mob leader was gunned down in New York City.
Alex Norcia
3.14.19
americana

We Asked Actual Mafia Experts if Trump Is Really Acting Like a 'Mob Boss'

Comparing the president to a mafia leader is almost a cliché at this point. Is it just a joke, or something more?
Alex Norcia
2.26.19
News

‘Targeted’ Hit Kills Hamilton Mobster’s Son

CeCe Luppino, whose family is connected to the Buffalo mafia, was found “obviously deceased” on Wednesday.
Mack Lamoureux
2.1.19
Television

This Giant, In-Depth 'Sopranos' Retrospective Is Full of Secrets and Surprises

Twenty years after 'The Sopranos' premiered, two TV columnists from Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper have released an exhaustive tome that includes eight conversations with show creator David Chase.
Alex Norcia
1.10.19
crime

Hamilton Man May Be Canada’s Highest Ranking American Mob Member Ever

Evidence paints, Domenico Violi, a respected Hamilton businessman, as the highest ranking Canadian ever in an American crime family.
Mack Lamoureux
12.4.18
crime

This Guy Infiltrated Hollywood for the Mob and Pulled Off a Major Scam

He was buds with Marilyn Monroe and (of course) involved in shady union extortion shit. Then he got whacked.
Seth Ferranti
11.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Therapist Wanted a Client with Mob Ties to Help Her Bash a Guy's Face In, FBI Says

She also allegedly asked to have one of his arms broken so that he "can't do push-ups."
Allie Conti
11.8.18
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