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  • Did Eric Holder Collude with the "Chicago Outfit" for $300K?

    09/10/2018 6:41:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2018 | Lee Cary
    In March 2004, the Illinois Gaming Board awarded the license to the City of Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to O’Hare Airport. In response to allegations that criminal interests aligned with the “Chicago Outfit” (AKA “The Mob”) were active in Rosemont, then Illinois Governor Blagojevich, now prisoner #40892-424 in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, hired Eric Holder, former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during the Clinton Administration, to investigate, draft and release a report that would clear the Rosemont casino project with a clean bill of health. “‘The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich...
  • Republican attacks on DoJ Russia experts (Ohr) a boon to Russian mafia

    08/29/2018 2:43:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/28/18
    Rachel Maddow reviews the storied history of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr in prosecuting Russian organized crime, making him only the latest DoJ Russia expert to endure Republican smears in an effort to protect Donald Trump from investigation.
  • Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? (answer:yes)

    03/29/2015 6:56:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 107 replies
    Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? Is that the real reason for his eye injury that he blamed on exercise equipment? Harry Reid being beaten up by mobsters on New Years Day is just the latest rumor as to what really happened to Dingy Harry Reid. Supposedly, according to the rumor, Reid was unable to deliver a deal that the mobsters demanded. In addition to failing the get the deal for the mobs, rumors say Reid made a comment that the mobsters considered disrespectful, and one of them beat him up.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Occupy All ICE Offices, Borders, U.S. Airports, ‘Occupy All of It’

    07/17/2018 8:29:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 133 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 17 JULY 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    Socialist Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th District is calling on left wing and open borders activists to “occupy” all United States airports, all borders in the U.S., and every office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. In a panel discussion with Democracy Now!, Ocasio-Cortez called for an uprising against President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border where all border crossers and illegal aliens are being criminally prosecuted.
  • Alleged mob hit in the Bronx that critically injures man caught on video

    07/14/2018 12:07:56 AM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    https://pix11.com/ ^ | 7/13/18 | Anthony DiLorenzo
    THROGS NECK, the Bronx — A man was critically injured outside his Bronx home in what police sources said on Friday is an attempted mob attack. It happened at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the vicinity of Tierney Place and Locus Point Drive in Throgs Neck. Video surveillance shows a man firing several shots at a 41-year-old man before fleeing the scene inside a red four-door sedan. The victim, who police sources identified as Bonnano Associate Salvatore Zottola, suffered several gunshot wounds to his torso, his left hand and graze wounds to his head.
  • Review: John Travolta’s “Gotti” Movie Is the $9.99 All You Can Eat Buffet Version of “Goodfellas”

    06/15/2018 9:23:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.showbiz411.com ^ | June 15, 2018 12:41 am | by Roger Friedman
    “Gotti” starring John Travolta is just as bad as you might imagine, and then some. I can’t say I blame director Kevin Connolly, who took over from a long series of unfortunate incidents that led to this production. Connolly was hamstrung by Travolta, by a really grossly bad script, and a series of producers some of whom had criminal records. Last night’s premiere of “Gotti” was entertaining more for the celebrities who showed up– Regis and Joy Philbin, Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber, former police commissioner Ray Kelly and his wife Veronica, and their broadcaster son Greg among them....
  • The 'Mexican Mafia’s' Iron Grip on California’s Jails....

    06/01/2018 7:15:47 AM PDT · by caww · 35 replies
    thedailybeast. ^ | 6/1/2018 | JASON MCGAHAN
    To the jailers of California, the Mexican Mafia is known as 'the gang of gangs'...“They have the ability to turn gangs that are historically sworn enemies that fight on the streets into allies when they come inside our jail system,” said Commander Joseph Dempsey of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Quinones says the gang’s power extended as its 30-year reputation for viciousness in the jail system won the allegiance of Latino street gangs throughout Southern California. “The Mexican Mafia’s influence and importance to Southern California goes far far beyond the prisons now,” Quinones told The Daily Beast. “I came...
  • Mexican Mafia crackdown: 80 charged in massive sweep (California)

    05/24/2018 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 5/23/18 | Miriam Hernandez
    LOS ANGELES - Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia were charged Wednesday with running a conspiracy to control drug trafficking and carry out violence ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails. The U.S. attorney's office charged 83 people tied to racketeering conspiracies that alleged they ran drugs and carried out violent assaults and even murders. "These cases have delivered a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and leaders of many of the street gangs under the control of the organization," U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said. "By taking out the gang members who control the jails, and by disrupting their communications...
  • Rochester cops advise man to break into home; woman inside house responds with a gun

    05/22/2018 12:30:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    A situation escalates when the police tell a man to break into his home.Moments after arriving at the city house, Rochester Police Officer Korey McNees offered a solution for the man standing outside who wanted to retrieve items from his uncooperative girlfriend who'd earlier changed the locks: Just break into the house, McNees said. The law allowed it, McNees told the man time and time again in conversations outside of the Genesee Park Boulevard home and captured on police-worn body cameras. If the boyfriend lived there, then he was in his legal right to kick in a door or break...
  • MSNBC’s Melber Wonders Whether Michael Cohen Put Out Mafia Hit on Avenatti

    05/16/2018 4:50:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show this evening, Ari Melber not so subtly suggested to Michael Avenatti that Michael Cohen might have put out a Mafia hit on him. Said Melber: “We had the Trump lawyer, a former lawyer, last night. Wasn’t just criticizing you, he was asking the question of whether Michael Cohen’s role was to deal with the Mafia for Donald Trump. I mean, he said that, and he’s a Trump lawyer. When you say “ugly,” do you have concerns about your own role, your own safety, your own precautions?”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • On Trump, Joy Reid’s Got “Mob” on her Mind

    04/15/2018 8:11:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mob, mob, mob. Mob, mob-ar-ann . . . That could be Joy Reid’s cover of the Beach Boys hit. Because when it comes to President Trump, MSNBC host Reid has a bad case of “mob” on the mind. Opening her show today with a discussion of James Comey’s book, Reid and her hand-picked guests made no fewer than 18 mentions of “mob” and other mob-related references to Trump. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • HARRY: Money, Mob & Influence (Book in Searchlight)

    03/26/2010 6:53:25 PM PDT · by DaxtonBrown · 16 replies · 593+ views
    I'm the Book Author ^ | March 22,2010 | Daxton Brown
    HARRY: Money, Mob & Influence EXCERPT FROM Chapter 6 The Gaming Commission Exclusive To Free Republic After Reid’s early political career is interrupted by a failed Senate run in 1974, his next epic quest comes in 1977 when he was chosen by then Gov. O'Callaghan to run the Nevada Gaming Commission.  Did Reid near singlehandedly run the mob out of Vegas as the cultivated myth seems to imply?  Reid’s own account of his selection to chair the Commission sheds some light:   I woke today after the mayoral election a 35-year-old has been. I assumed that I was finished with...
  • Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, the FBI and the Mob

    03/22/2018 9:18:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/22/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Mueller and Weissmann involved in the two biggest scandals in FBI history Special Counsel Robert Mueller III and lead attorney in the Special Counsel’s Office Andrew Weissmann have been connected to one another throughout most of their careers, and both men moved quickly to the top tackling major crime syndicates and white-collar crime. Ironically, both men were also connected in two of the biggest corruption investigations in FBI history. But rarely are Weissmann and Mueller’s past cases discussed in the media. Their past is relevant because it gives a roadmap to the future — now that these two longtime colleagues...
  • Citrus Fruits, Scurvy and Cosa Nostra: Analyzing the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia

    02/25/2018 9:29:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Sicilian mafia is a powerful organized crime syndicate known across the globe, but its origins are murky. A surge in demand for citrus fruits in the 1800s could provide clues as to how it first emerged. Economic lecturers Alessia Isopi and Arcangelo explain. The Sicilian mafia is arguably one of the most famous – or infamous – institutions in the Western world. After its first appearance in Sicily in the 1870s it soon infiltrated the economic and political spheres of Italy and the US and has, at times, been considered a serious threat to the rule of law in...
  • 'Concrete risk' of mafia meddling in Italy election, ministers warn

    02/22/2018 8:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 February 2018 10:51 CET+01:00
    There is a risk of mafia interference in Italy’s upcoming general election, some of the country’s top politicians warned on Wednesday. Interior Minister Marco Minniti said it was a “fact” that there was “a concrete risk of the mafia conditioning the free vote”. “To say that the mafias are a threat to democracy does not seem irrational on the eve of an electoral competition,” Minniti said in a speech at the Italian Senate. He went on to say there had been “too much silence on these issues” in the election campaign so far, and that Italy faced a “double threat”...
  • How One Famed Hollywood (FL) Restaurant Became the National Center for the Mob

    02/18/2018 10:58:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Matthew Pearl
    But on this day in May 1986, his 8-year-old ocean-blue Oldsmobile barreled backward, crashing through the dock and plunging into the Intracoastal. From nearby appeared a Gold Coast regular, a guy who had spent so much time there that a booth could have been named after him. He saw the car in the water and froze. Sonken's hands remained on the wheel, as if he could drive his way out. Time slowed to a crawl. "Get me outta here," Sonken yelled in the last moments before the car sank. "I can't swim!" Sonken was Gold Coast, which was famous for...
  • Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull’ Andrew Weissmann Busted for Withholding Evidence in Previous Case

    02/15/2018 7:06:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    SaraCarter.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Sara Carter
    In 1997 Andrew Weissmann was officially reprimanded by a judge in the Eastern District of New York for withholding evidence. Weissmann was reported to the Department of Justice Inspector General and Senate Judiciary Committee for alleged “corrupt legal practices.” A formal letter from U.S. Attorney Eastern District of New York Zachary Carter requested the judge to remove Weissman’s name, according to documents. Civil rights and Criminal Defense Attorney David Schoen said Weissmann needs to be investigated for alleged past misconduct in court cases. UPDATED The top attorney in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s office was reported to the Department of Justice’s...
  • Powell's halo knocked ajar

    09/02/2006 9:46:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 2,676+ views
    On July 14, 2003, a Robert Novak column in The Washington Post outed the CIA-agent wife of vociferous Bush administration critic, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson. Thus was born the "Plame Affair" which quickly became a morality tale of how an out of control Bush Administration would do anything to justify its war in Iraq. A mere three days later, journalist David Corn, summarized the allegations that would color reporting on the Iraq War for the next three years and eventually lead to the indictment of a top aide to the vice president for lying to a grand jury: ((((THE OLD...
  • Panetta: 'Constitutional crisis' if Trump allows memo to be released over FBI objections

    02/01/2018 5:43:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/18 | John Bowden
    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said Thursday that President Trump risks a "constitutional crisis" by pushing for the release of a GOP memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuses over objections from the FBI.In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Panetta said he worries that the system of checks and balances in the federal government is breaking down. ADVERTISEMENT "There is no question, Chuck, that it is breaking down the process as it was designed to work so that all sides would have say in the process," Panetta said on MSNBC's "MTP Daily.""We have check and balances. But you have to establish ways...
  • Mob Boss Recorded Talking About How ‘Easy’ it Is to Whack Someone

    02/01/2018 5:58:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2018 | Kevin Sheehan and Emily Saul
    Jurors sitting on the racketeering trial of Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino got a primer on getting whacked Thursday, as they heard recordings of a 2014 chat in which the mafioso yaks about how effortless it is to take a life. “Listen, it’s easy to kill somebody,” proclaimed the mafioso, known as “Skinny Joey,” in secretly recorded audio played during testimony by Genovese associate-turned-rat John Rubeo. “It’s simple,” the 55-year-old mobster explained matter-of-factly. “Get in the car and shoot you in the f—ing head and you’re dead.”