Latest Organized crime News

The Latest: Prosecutor: Trial ends 'long and dark chapter'

Jun. 22, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the guilty verdicts for Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme and his co-defendant Paul Weadick (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The top federal prosecutor for Massachusetts says the murder conviction of an 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss "ends a long and dark chapter" in the...

Ex-New England Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' guilty in slaying

Jun. 22, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was convicted Friday of killing a nightclub owner to keep him from ratting out the mobster to authorities in 1993, all but ensuring that the 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss will die behind bars. It's a fate the once feared and powerful gangster...

Greek debt activist who urged tax disobedience is jailed

Jun. 21, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An activist who urged Greeks not to pay their taxes, claiming he had access to enough money to pay off the country's enormous debt, has been remanded in custody pending trial on criminal fraud charges. Hundreds of supporters of Artemis Sorras gathered, waving Greek flags, outside an...

Jurors in Mafia boss trial to start 3rd day of deliberations

Jun. 21, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are heading back to federal court for a third day of deliberations in the case against a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner more than two decades ago. Jurors in the Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme case left the Boston courthouse Wednesday without...

Jurors to resume deliberations in Mafia boss murder trial

Jun. 20, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme is charged with murder in the slaying of Steven DiSarro. Jurors failed to reach a verdict on their first day of deliberations Tuesday...

Mob boss trial has brought closure, victim's family says

Jun. 19, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a nightclub owner that a former New England Mafia boss is charged with killing said Tuesday the trial has provided the closure they have been seeking for more than two decades. Steven DiSarro's family released a statement after jurors finished their first day of deliberations in...

Colombian drug kingpin caught in Argentina gets 31 years

Jun. 19, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Colombian drug cartel leader who went undercover to inform on Mexican kingpin "El Chapo" and other major traffickers has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Miami Herald reports that 48-year-old Henry De Jesus Lopez Londono, who was arrested in Argentina and extradited to...

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

Jun. 18, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. Speaking with The Associated Press about his views on cannabis and his new...

Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'

Jun. 18, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme said he learned his lesson and was finished with a life of crime. It turns out the government, however, wasn't finished with him. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Tuesday to decide whether Salemme...

The Latest: Mob boss trial deliberations to start Tuesday

Jun. 18, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the case against an elderly former Mafia boss (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Attorneys gave their closing arguments Monday in the case...