Tag: Organized Crime

John Franzese, Mafioso Who Consorted With Celebrities, Dies at 103

John Franzese, who emerged as one of the deadliest, most prosperous and longest-living Mafia chieftains while basking in the company of celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Rocky Graziano, died on Monday, almost three years after he was released from prison because of his advanced age. He was 103. His son Michael said Mr. Franzese, who […]

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Charles O’Brien, 86, Who Was Dogged by Hoffa Case, Is Dead

Charles O’Brien, a close associate of the union boss Jimmy Hoffa who spent decades denying that he was involved in Hoffa’s disappearance and presumed murder in 1975, died on Thursday at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 86. His stepson, Jack Goldsmith, a law professor at Harvard University, said the cause appeared to […]

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Mexico Says the Narco ‘El Mini Lic’ Ordered This Journalist’s Murder. Will the US Hand Him Over?

Episode 7 of “Chapo: Kingpin on Trial” deals directly with Javier’s death, its impact, and its connection to El Chapo. Listen to that episode here. A federal judge in Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for the son of a former Sinaloa cartel boss accused of ordering the murder of a legendary Mexican journalist, but […]

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