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Even The Mob Avoids the Albanians
4 years ago

Even The Mob Avoids the Albanians

By  •  Mobsters

When the topic of discussion is organized crime, Albania seldom comes to mind. But that country’s mafia is notorious for its complexity and the diversity of its criminal enterprises. Its …
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The Son of La Madrina
4 years ago

The Son of La Madrina

Inside a Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami Beach, a 33-year-old Columbian named Nariz waited nervously for the arrival of someone he had met just recently. The two had made arrangements to …
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Return Of The “Grim Sleeper”
4 years ago

Return Of The “Grim Sleeper”

The killings began one August night in 1985.

In Los Angeles, as in most larger cities, the murder rate had reached a new high – fueled by the dual scourges …
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Stealing Art:  It’s Not Like In the Movies
4 years ago

Stealing Art: It’s Not Like In the Movies

By  •  Heists

In spite of the image created by Hollywood, most art theft isn’t perpetrated by a suave and sophisticated criminal whose taste runs to the great masters. To the contrary, those …
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LA’s “Little Houses” of Crime
4 years ago

LA’s “Little Houses” of Crime

The Spanish word casitas translates as “little houses.” In Puerto Rico, casitas are community clubhouses surrounded by gardens, where men and women gather on Friday nights. In Mexico, the word …
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Kid Twist And The Shapiros
4 years ago

Kid Twist And The Shapiros

By  •  Mobsters

By the late 1930s, Abe Reles had solidified his reputation as a brutally efficient hit man for Murder, Inc.

Calling himself “Kid Twist”, he preferred wielding an ice pick as …
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