Organized Crime

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
a day ago
HACK

Slack Warns Investors It's a Target for Nation-State Hacking

As Slack prepares to go public, the company is warning potential investors that it's a target for malicious attacks from “sophisticated organized crime, nation-state, and nation-state supported actors,” according to an SEC filing published today.
Caroline Haskins
4.26.19
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
going dark

CEO Pleads Guilty to Selling Encrypted Phones to Organized Crime

Phantom Secure made custom, encrypted BlackBerry phones and sold them to customers all over the world, including to the Sinaloa cartel, according to prosecutors.
Joseph Cox
10.3.18
the mob

How a Postal Inspector Brought the Mafia to Justice

The Black Hand or "Society of the Banana" terrorized new Italian immigrant communities in parts of the US by mail. The story of how a postal worker brought them down was almost lost forever.
Seth Ferranti
8.24.18
Organized Crime

Meet the Unconventional Mafia Boss Who Inspired 'Godfather' Don Corleone

Just like the movie legend, Frank Costello survived assassination and tried to steer his family toward respectability after a brutal past.
Seth Ferranti
6.18.18
true crime

How Putin's Russia Became Mafia Heaven

Inside the long, strange story of organized crime taking over the former Soviet Union—and how Russia tamed it only to unleash it on the West.
Seth Ferranti
5.29.18
crime

How the Hells Angels Weaponized Facebook and Yelp

The HA would really like to speak to your manager.
Mack Lamoureux
4.10.18
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