organized crime

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania probes terror motive for rampage that injured 10

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian prosecutors say they are investigating a 20-year-old man who injured 10 people with a knife and car for alleged acts of terrorism. Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism spokeswoman Mihaela Porime told The Associated Press on Wednesday about the revised charges prosecutors are considering for Marius Parfenie. Parfenie … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania probes terror motive for rampage that injured 10

MOSCOW | Rakhimov elected to run amateur boxing despite IOC criticism

MOSCOW — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing federation on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov’s bid to become head of AIBA, and it has yet to confirm boxing is … Continue reading MOSCOW | Rakhimov elected to run amateur boxing despite IOC criticism

PALERMO, Sicily | Pope pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain by Mafia

PALERMO, Sicily— Pope Francis appealed to Mafiosi to renounce their quests for power and money as he visited Sicily on Saturday to honor a priest slain by mob henchmen for trying to protect youths from the evil clutches of organized crime. The daylong trip by Francis to the Mediterranean island where the Cosa Nostra is … Continue reading PALERMO, Sicily | Pope pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain by Mafia

WASHINGTON | Who is Bruce Ohr? Justice official has attracted GOP ire

WASHINGTON — Bruce Ohr was a relatively anonymous lawyer at the Justice Department for more than 25 years. But he’s now caught up in a Republican maelstrom of criticism toward the department, with some of President Donald Trump’s allies implying that he helped conspire against Trump’s election. Two GOP-led House committees will interview Ohr behind … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Who is Bruce Ohr? Justice official has attracted GOP ire

State of Washington News: AG Ferguson Files Lawsuit Against Nonprofit Founder with Ties to Organized Crime

SEATTLE, WA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit to shut down six fake nonprofit entities posing as well-known, international organizations created by Ian Richard Hosang, a former stockbroker who has ties to the mafia.  The lawsuit alleges that Hosang could be using the nonprofits to cover up illegal activity. Hosang created … Continue reading State of Washington News: AG Ferguson Files Lawsuit Against Nonprofit Founder with Ties to Organized Crime