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by Edmond Geary

Prison Gangs help Mexican drug trafficking Cartels

Federal authorities have documented many links between most of the major U.S. prison gangs and Mexican drug trafficking organizations.      The most recent National Drug Threat Assessment from the Justice Department reported prison gangs were operating in all 50 U.S. states are increasing their influence over drug trafficking along the U.S.-Mexican b order. Federal prosecutors…

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by Edmond Geary

Mobster in Old Age — Crime Doesn’t Pay

Joe DeFede is a retired gangster. He oversaw the garment district in New York during the 1990’s.   He was the acting boss of  the Luchese family.  He had a Cadillac, a driver, three horses stabled at Aqueduct and a home entertainment center with Greek columns like those in ancient Greece.  He walked around with thousands…

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by Edmond Geary

Mafia Cops keep Pensions

Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito were convicted three years before of acting as assassins for the Mafia while they were employed by New York Police Department.    Finally, [in March, 2009] they were sentenced in Brooklyn by U.S. District Court by Judge Jack Weinstein, Eppolito to life plus 100 years with a fine of $4.75 million,…

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by Edmond Geary

Congressman Sentenced for Bribery, Racketeering & Money Laundering

William Jefferson, former Congressman from New Orleans, was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for using his office to enrich himself and his family.  His sentence was less than the 27 years recommended by the U.S. Attorney.  He was convicted by a jury last August for bribery, racketeering and money laundering.  Some of his…

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