Australian police have smashed an illegal gun trafficking ring which they claim supplied Sydney's organized crime gangs with handguns from Europe via a suburban post office.
In another blow to the trustee in the Bernard Madoff case, a federal judge threw out a $20 billion lawsuit attempting to recover more of the stolen funds.
Five alleged members of the infamous Bonanno crime family were arrested in New York on Friday and charged with racketeering, extortion, illegal gambling and drug distribution, officials said.
Police in Barcelona have arrested 39 members of a suspected Chinese mafia and freed 30 young Chinese women whom they allegedly forced into prostitution, a senior officer of the Catalan regional police told CNN Wednesday.
This is part three of a week-long series on the ecosystem of cybercrime.
The Obama administration announced a new strategy Monday to combat transnational crime organizations, spurred by information indicating the groups have grown and expanded their operations in recent years.
Kara Finnstrom reports that the arrest of accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in Santa Monica is the talk of the town.
FBI agents Monday arrested alleged Philadelphia crime boss Joseph Ligambi and 10 others in a takedown federal authorities hope represents a crushing blow to organized crime in Philadelphia.
A reputed former New England mob boss pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court, just over a month after he was among 127 people nabbed in a massive sting targeting organized crime.
Authorities announced charges Wednesday against 99 members of a transnational organized crime group in southern California called the Armenian Power, whose enterprise allegedly collected $20 million through kidnapping, extortion, bank fraud and narcotics trafficking.
Federal authorities Wednesday arrested dozens of mostly Armenian alleged members of Eastern European organized crime groups suspected of a range of health care and other fraudulent activities, according to federal law enforcement sources.
Some 127 people are charged in what the FBI calls the largest mob round-up in history. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
In one of the largest single-day operations against the Mafia in FBI history, federal agents working with local law enforcement fanned out across Italy, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island to arrest 127 people allegedly involved in organized crime, officials said.
CNN's Rafael Romo reports on violent crime in Acapulco, and the threat it poses to Mexico's tourism industry.
It's one of the most famous tourist destinations in Mexico.
Fugitive Italian mobster Antonio Iovine has been arrested in the country's south, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said Thursday.
The second-in-command of Japan's largest crime syndicate was arrested Thursday, joining the No. 1 boss behind bars, police said.
Federal prosecutors battling organized crime and those fighting criminal gangs are being merged into a single unit in a move designed to "ramp up" the fight against international criminal organizations, the Justice Department announced Monday.
Christopher "Dudus" Coke is accused of leading a drug ring that pushed narcotics in the New York area and elsewhere.
In this CNN exclusive, former "wiseguy" Henry Hill reacts to new charges against the Gambino crime family.
Former Lucchese crime family "wise guy" Henry Hill isn't surprised by allegations this week that a major New York crime family ran an underage prostitution ring.
Fourteen alleged members of the Gambino crime family have been indicted on a number of charges.
The mafia has traditionally maintained respect for women and children, but allegations the Gambino crime family was involved in underage prostitution may mean the last vestiges of mob reverence are gone, authorities said.
Fourteen alleged members of the Gambino crime family have been indicted on charges including murder, racketeering, prostitution of minors and trying to locate and intimidate a sequestered jury, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Manhattan, New York, said Tuesday.
The Teflon apparently doesn't fall far from the tree.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, while chronicling the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and in the Balkan states, journalist and TEDGlobal speaker Misha Glenny gained a deep understanding of the influence of eastern European privatized law enforcement -- otherwise known as the mafia. This led him to write a book called "McMafia: Seriously Organized Crime," for which he traveled the world, talking to victims, criminals, and the police officers trying to catch them. Glenny speaks about his research and the risks he took to get the story.
Journalist Misha Glenny uses his sources that include criminal insiders to look at the global growth of organized crime.
The FBI says Semion Mogilevich swindled Canadian and American investors out of $150 million. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Taxpayer-funded health care plans fall victim to crime gangs, reports CNN's Allan Chernoff.
Organized crime gangs are exploiting a new target for illegal profit: Medicare and Medicaid.
The son of the late Gambino family crime boss John Gotti is set to stand trial in federal court in New York on Monday on murder and racketeering charges that could put him in prison for life if he is convicted.
Italian police have arrested a suspected mafia boss who is considered one of the most dangerous criminals in the country, according to Italian media reports Tuesday.
Italian paramilitary police carried out massive arrests Tuesday against the Sicilian mafia in Palermo, "decapitating" the organization's leadership structure, the head of the city's carabinieri said.
John "Junior" Gotti's lawyers are asking a federal judge in Florida to move his murder conspiracy and racketeering trial to New York.
As thousands express their anger at the Camorra's threat to a young writer, the Pope chooses to say nothing
John "Junior" Gotti, son of the late Gambino family mob boss John Gotti, was arrested in New York on Tuesday and faces a number of federal charges including racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking, authorities said.
John "Junior" Gotti has been indicted on racketeering, drug and murder charges.
The Teflon Don is dead and gone. The Mustache Petes of the Mafia's old guard are mostly behind bars. And the crime rackets have gone global.
The FBI's Mike Gaeta tells CNN's Kelli Arena about the ever-changing techniques of today's mob families.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Wednesday that organized criminal networks have penetrated portions of the international energy market and tried to control energy resources.
Viewpoint: Italy cannot fix its broken political system until it summons the anger and determination needed to fight the scourge of organized crime
A massive anti-mafia sweep that stretched from New York to Sicily has not only cut off the head of the Gambino crime family but lopped off "the shoulders and chest" too, a spokesman for the attorney general of New York said.
U.S. and Italian authorities arrest dozens of people in a massive anti-mafia sweep. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports
A huge police operation leads to the arrest of nearly 80 alleged mafiosi and brings an old gang war to light
Alleged members of the Gambino crime family have been arrested on charges that include conspiracy and murder.
A massive anti-Mafia sweep that stretched from New York to Sicily has not only cut off the head of the Gambino crime family but lopped off "the shoulders and chest" too, prosecutors said Thursday.
Italian police capture the reputed new head of the Sicilian Mafia and his son in a major victory in the battle against organized crime
The FBI on Friday released a picture and video of a man and woman seen on the Italian island of Sicily in April, saying they could be fugitive underworld crime boss James J. "Whitey" Bulger, sought for his alleged role in numerous murders and organized crime activities, and his girlfriend.
The FBI is investigating the possible sighting of one of its 10 most wanted fugitives. CNN's Kelli Arena reports.
Organized crime may have brought in more than $2 trillion in revenue last year, about twice all the military budgets in the world combined
Hundreds of police raided a small town in southern Italy on Thursday and arrested 32 suspected members of organized crime clans believed to be involved in a feud that killed six Italians in Germany earlier this month.
Men who have nothing to hide don't talk in heavy code, prosecutors say.
The government's star witness was an admitted hit man who casually described how he strangled, stabbed, beat or shot his victims, often not bothering to know why the mob targeted them.
Relatives wailed and others threw red roses during the funeral Thursday for two brothers, killed in a suspected Mafia in Germany slaying that left four other Italians dead.
German police investigating the gangland-style killing of six Italian men in Duisburg this week said on Saturday they recovered a weapon and other objects that are now being analyzed as possible evidence.
German police have issued a sketch of a man thought to be linked to the gangland-style killing of six Italian men this week, attributed to a mafia clan feud, in the northwestern city of Duisburg.
Police in Germany found six young Italian men shot in the head execution-style outside a train station in the western city of Duisburg Wednesday in an attack officials believe was part of a feud between organized crime clans.
Having spoken to the Godfather himself, CNN decided to respect the family of gangster movies. Here's our top 10 favorite mob-related flicks -- as well as the ones we'd like to see sleep with the fishes.
Two former New York City police detectives accused of being hit men for the Mafia were each indicted Wednesday on another murder charge in the 1986 killing of a jewelry merchant.
Two former New York City police detectives accused of being hit men for the Mafia more than 20 years ago pleaded not guilty at their Brooklyn federal court arraignment Thursday on charges that included murder, drug distribution and money laundering.
Two former New York City police detectives face a federal court hearing in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday after being indicted on murder charges for allegedly acting as hit men for the Mafia more than 20 years ago.
The New York Medical Examiner's Office has identified the skeletons of Philip "Phil Lucky" Giaccone and Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, two Mafia figures believed to be the victims of a gangland shooting more than 20 years ago, FBI officials said Tuesday.
Authorities have found the skeletons of two mafia captains, believed to be victims of a gangland shooting over 20 years ago, FBI officials said Monday.
Thousands of Albanians and others who fled the Balkans for the United States in recent years have emerged as a serious organized crime problem, threatening to displace La Cosa Nostra (LCN) families as kingpins of U.S. crime, top FBI officials said Wednesday.
In an episode of "The Sopranos," two members of Tony's inner circle, Christopher Moltisanti and Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri, get into a major beef over which one of them should pick up the check for an expensive dinner. The disagreement leads to a major and violent confrontation.
Two sons of the late Colombo crime family's boss were indicted with 29 others on federal racketeering and other charges Tuesday in New York City.
Eighteen people federal prosecutors identified as members of the Bonanno crime family were indicted Tuesday on racketeering and conspiracy charges, including involvement in 15 killings.
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How did the feds get in this mess?
What is healthy for a Russian is deadly for a foreigner. --Russian proverb
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ORGANIZED CRIME HIT:Mafia kingpins cases, 1981-89. Over eight years, 87 members of Mafia leadership nationwide are convicted.
A CONCRETE-POURING job like Manhattan's new $486 million Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, completed two years ago, should have drawn a flock of bids. Not in New York City. Only two came in for th...
THE SEAT BELT SIGNS flash on. Over the intercom comes the pilot's voice: ''We have started our descent into John F. Kennedy International Airport.'' Descent indeed. Few passengers landing here real...
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EVEN BOSTON'S CAB DRIVERS, normally a shockproof bunch, are scandalized: they can tell you every detail of the troubles at the Bank of Boston, one of Beantown's oldest--and, until lately, most vene...