organized crime

Robert Yono
Robert Yono (Photo: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)
September 19, 2018 - 2:12 pm
He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on multiple felony counts.
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FILE - This 1995 file photo taken in West Palm Beach, Fla., and released by the FBI shows Francis P. "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, convicted of killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Salemme faces life in prison when he is sentenced in federal court on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Boston. (Federal Bureau of Investigation via AP, File)
September 13, 2018 - 3:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — An 85-year-old former New England Mafia boss who was convicted of killing a nightclub owner in 1993 to keep him from talking to authorities was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme, the onetime head of the New England family of La Cosa Nostra, was...
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen on the screen, delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. President-elect and longtime opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take over the reigns of power on December 1. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 03, 2018 - 4:47 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office...
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August 29, 2018 - 1:53 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have arrested three members of a charity helping migrants on the eastern island of Lesbos for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization that directly facilitated migrant smugglers for financial profit. Police said Wednesday that a total of 30 Greek...
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August 21, 2018 - 11:03 am
Officials say more charges are coming against two additional suspects.
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August 18, 2018 - 5:17 pm
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island inmate has been running a crack cocaine distribution ring from inside prison. Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rhode Island ATF Task Force say they arrested four people involved in the drug ring, including 29-...
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Drug Enforcement Administration regional director Matthew Donahue speaks during an interview, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in downtown Chicago. Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
August 15, 2018 - 6:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials unveiled some additional strategies in combating Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, who said one priority was to capture the leader of the increasingly...
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August 03, 2018 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A member of the Genovese crime family has been arrested for his role in a 1997 stabbing death. The FBI says it arrested John Tortora on Thursday in the November 1997 murder of 29-year-old Richard Ortiz in Yonkers. Federal prosecutors say the 61-year-old Tortora ordered a hit on...
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Drug dog Sombra, has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit, sits outside the police station in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Colombian police recently revealed that the Gulf Clan, a cartel that boasts its own guerrilla army, has offered a reward of $7,000 to whoever kills or captures Sambra. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
July 27, 2018 - 9:37 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head. Sombra has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the six-year-old German shepherd sniffs her way toward record cocaine...
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July 27, 2018 - 8:03 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have arrested nine Albanian suspects for allegedly being part of an organized crime ring that issued fake identity documents to help people enter Britain and the United States illegally. A statement Friday said authorities arrested nine persons, while...
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