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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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