Organized crime

May 17, 2019 - 4:23 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions Friday on a Mexican former governor already under suspicion in his home state of Nayarit, along with a Mexican judge, under corruption and narcotics statutes for purported drug cartel ties. The department alleged that ex-Gov. Roberto...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses leave pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, which is owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn. New York is suing the billionaire family behind Oxycontin, alleging the drugmaker fueled the opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits over patient safety. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 28, 2019 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the nation's opioid crisis. The state, which averages nine opioid-related deaths...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Anthony Comello displays writing on his hand that includes pro-Donald Trump slogans during his extradition hearing in Toms River, N.J. Comello is accused of killing the reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family, Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, and for that, Comello may have more than legal problems to worry about — namely, whether the Mafia is going to get its hands on him. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 21, 2019 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man in jail in New Jersey on murder charges is in a dangerous position, caught between the law and the Mafia. Anthony Comello is accused of killing the reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family, Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, and for that, Comello is almost certainly marked...
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Crime scene investigators load a car that appears to have been checked for fingerprints onto a flatbed truck in the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was found with multiple gunshot wounds at his red-brick colonial-style house on Staten Island on Wednesday night and was pronounced dead at a hospital. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 16, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 24-year-old man was arrested Saturday in the shooting death of the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family, New York City police said. Anthony Comello was arrested in New Jersey in the death of Francesco Cali on Wednesday in front of his Staten Island home, said Chief of...
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Police work near the scene where an alleged leader of the Gambino crime family was shot and killed in the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 14, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti. Police said Thursday they were...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:20 pm
ROME (AP) — A court in Italy's capital convicted a former Rome mayor of corruption and illegal financing Monday and sentenced him to six years in prison and a lifetime ban on holding public office. Prosecutors had alleged that far-right politician Gianni Alemanno received nearly 300,000 euros ($345...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2016 file photo, police investigators examine the site where a military convoy was ambushed with grenades and high-powered guns, killing five soldiers in the city of Culiacan, Mexico. Local military commander Gen. Alfonso Duarte said it is very probable that the attack was carried out by the sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. (AP Photo/Hector Parra, File)
February 13, 2019 - 11:00 pm
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord's home state of Sinaloa, cradle to his powerful cartel, many residents say they don't expect violence and trafficking to abate. As news that the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the media in Mexico City as he is escorted by Mexican soldiers following his recapture six months after escaping from a maximum security prison. The notorious Mexican drug lord was convicted of drug-trafficking charges, Tuesday, Feb. 12 2019, in federal court in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
February 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted...
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February 12, 2019 - 10:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested 29 people who they allege are involved in a drug trafficking ring. Spain's Civil Guard says that their officers made the arrests on Tuesday after raiding several locations in the southern provinces of Cadiz and Malaga. Most of the arrests took place in the...
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In this courtroom drawing, Mexican drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, listens to a tape recording was played for the jury at their request,Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, during Guzman's drug trafficking trial in New York. Seated from left are an interpreter, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, defense attorneys Eduardo Balazero and Jeffery Lichtman. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman concluded its second day of deliberations without a verdict Tuesday after jurors sent the judge a handful of notes indicating interest in the kingpin's alleged attempts at diversifying his smuggling operation to...
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