La Cosa Nostra

New York News: Brooklyn, Five Alleged Members and Associates of La Cosa Nostra Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges

Defendants Operated Loansharking and Illegal Gambling Businesses in South Brooklyn Brooklyn, N.Y. – A 32-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging two inducted members and two associates of the Colombo organized crime family (the “Colombo family”) with racketeering, including predicate acts of extortion, extortionate collection, money laundering and illegal gambling.  The … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Five Alleged Members and Associates of La Cosa Nostra Indicted for Racketeering and Related Charges

BOSTON | Ex-New England Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ guilty in slaying

BOSTON (AP) — An 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss was convicted Friday of killing a nightclub owner to keep him from ratting out the mobster to authorities in 1993, all but ensuring the once-feared and powerful gangster will die behind bars. Jurors found Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme guilty in Steven DiSarro’s slaying after four … Continue reading BOSTON | Ex-New England Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ guilty in slaying