Mafia

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
qanon

Lawyers Are Blaming QAnon for Killing of Mafia Boss

“Mr. Comello’s support for QAnon went beyond mere participation in a radical political organization. It evolved into a delusional obsession.”
Tess Owen
7.22.19
money-scams

A QAnon Believer Allegedly Killed a Mob Boss. Now Gambino Allies Are Getting Arrested.

Months after a 20-something was accused of gunning down the crime family's leader, cops apparently smelled blood.
Alex Norcia
7.17.19
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
qanon

Suspect in killing of New York mob boss flashed “MAGA forever” and QAnon slogans in court

He reportedly attempted to make a citizen's arrest of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after reading QAnon literature.
Tess Owen
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
crime

Former Mafia Member Allegedly Behind Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith Restaurant Chains

"We ... do not have a business relationship with the developer. They are not authorized to use our name in any way," Rascal Flatts wrote on Instagram.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.15.19
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
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
true crime

What Inmates Are Saying About the Brutal Prison Hit on Whitey Bulger

"He got what he had coming to him."
Seth Ferranti
11.1.18
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