Ralph Natale worked his way near the top of American Mafia life when he became boss in Philadelphia. But after being betrayed by his own, he made real history by becoming a federal witness.
Leah Carroll's mother was strangled to death by a mob-connected drug dealer, and her dad succumbed to alcoholism. Now she's telling their story.
Nicholas Pileggi hung out with the real-life Henry Hill and wrote the book Scorsese's iconic film was based on, and the screenplay for the film itself.
The East Coast sweep charged 46 people and shows that even if the schemes change, some mobsters never will.
We sat down with Frank DiMatteo, author of new book 'The President Street Boys: Growing up Mafia,' to talk about what it was like being a part of the Gallo crime family.
Vincent "Chin" Gigante would often engage in bizarre behavior that ranged from chatting with parking meters to pissing on the street.
In the 1980s, the budding real estate mogul had a soft spot for wise guys.
John "White Devil" Willis rose to the highest echelons of Boston's Chinese mafia. In 2011, he was arrested for a multi-million oxycodone ring. We talked to the author of an upcoming book on Willis about the criminal's life and crimes.
"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.
Most crooks eventually get caught, but some members of Italian organised crime syndicates remain on the lam for decades. How do they do it?
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.