organized crime

His Father Took On the Mob. ‘They Will Try to Kill You,’ Bobby Kennedy Said.

His Father Took On the Mob. ‘They Will Try to Kill You,’ Bobby Kennedy Said.

Matthew J. Boylan, the senior reference librarian at the New York Public Library, fielded a call recently asking about an upcoming movie by Martin Scorsese that elicited memories of his father, a
Fresh Hope That a Stolen Caravaggio ‘Nativity’ Could Be Found

Fresh Hope That a Stolen Caravaggio ‘Nativity’ Could Be Found

A reproduction of Caravaggio’s “Nativity” in the Oratory of San Lorenzo, in Palermo, Italy, where the original was stolen in 1969.
How Putin's Russia Became Mafia Heaven

How Putin's Russia Became Mafia Heaven

Inside the long, strange story of organized crime taking over the former Soviet Union—and how Russia tamed it only to unleash it on the West.
Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Daniela Lippi putting the final touches on “The “Card Players” by Bartolomeo Manfredi at her studio before the painting’s re-installment in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Daniela Lippi putting the final touches on “The “Card Players” by Bartolomeo Manfredi at her studio before the painting’s re-installment in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
The Making of a Chechen Hitman

The Making of a Chechen Hitman

Russia’s best killers learned their skills fighting Moscow.
The Mafia Reporter With a Police Escort (and the 200 Journalists Like Him)

The Mafia Reporter With a Police Escort (and the 200 Journalists Like Him)

Paolo Borrometi is one of nearly 200 journalists in Italy who live under police protection.
The Mafia Reporter With a Police Escort (and the 200 Journalists Like Him)

The Mafia Reporter With a Police Escort (and the 200 Journalists Like Him)

Paolo Borrometi is one of nearly 200 journalists in Italy who live under police protection.
At Boston Trial of ‘Cadillac Frank,’ a Who’s Who of Mobsters in Sensible Shoes

At Boston Trial of ‘Cadillac Frank,’ a Who’s Who of Mobsters in Sensible Shoes

Francis P. Salemme, known as Cadillac Frank, in a 1995 booking photo. Now 84, he is on trial for murder.
At Boston Trial of ‘Cadillac Frank,’ a Who’s Who of Mobsters in Sensible Shoes

At Boston Trial of ‘Cadillac Frank,’ a Who’s Who of Mobsters in Sensible Shoes

Francis P. Salemme, known as Cadillac Frank, in a 1995 booking photo. Now 84, he is on trial for murder.
Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump’s Lizard Wisdom

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump’s Lizard Wisdom

President Trump early Thursday welcomed three Americans who had been held captive by North Korea.
How Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire

How Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, leaving federal court in Manhattan on April 26.
How Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire

How Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, leaving federal court in Manhattan on April 26.

Mexican rapper ‘QBA’ in custody; he admits to dissolving three students’ bodies in acid

A Mexican rapper who sings about drugs, weapons, and violence has admitted to dissolving three missing film students’ bodies in acid, Mexican authorities confirmed. Officials…
Op-Ed Contributor: Smearing Robert Mueller

Op-Ed Contributor: Smearing Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller was a United States attorney in 1996.
Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending

Twisted Tale of Stolen Chagall Nears Ending

After three decades, a stolen Chagall will emerge from an attic and return to its owners’ estate.
How the Hells Angels Weaponized Facebook and Yelp

How the Hells Angels Weaponized Facebook and Yelp

The HA would really like to speak to your manager.
Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Customers smoking cannabis inside the de Baron coffee shop in Breda, the Netherlands.
Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Customers smoking cannabis inside the de Baron coffee shop in Breda, the Netherlands.
Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Solving the Dutch Pot Paradox: Legal to Buy, but Not to Grow

Customers smoking cannabis inside the de Baron coffee shop in Breda, the Netherlands.