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1998 Stories by William Bastone

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  • Legitimate Business

    published December 29, 1998

    Sweet Jesus, what is happening to Mulberry Street? John Gotti is on lockdown in a federal prison, so he don't come around much no more. Jackie... More >>

  • Scales of Justice

    published December 15, 1998

    As federal agents watched from surveillance posts earlier this year, the smugglers off-loaded the contraband from a rickety boat and onto a dingy... More >>

  • The Boss's Souvenirs

    published December 1, 1998

    George Steinbrenner may desperately want to relocate the Yankees to Manhattan, but he is angling to keep some souvenirs from the borough he would... More >>

  • Sealed With a Kiss

    published November 17, 1998

    What will be the lasting image from Alfonse D'Amato's swan song last week at the Hilton? Sure, that episode in the elevator with Ed Koch and... More >>

  • D'Amato's Final Days

    published November 3, 1998

    At the close of the "Week of the Putz," it was Alfonse D'Amato who was struggling with a bad case of tsuris. And with recent polls trending in the... More >>

  • Needs Sleep

    published October 27, 1998

    "I went to Israel as the Scuds were coming down... Mr. Schumer ducked it." --Senator D'Amato attacking Schumer for... More >>

  • Feds Finger Labor Boss

    published October 20, 1998

    Working in tandem with Mafia figures and corrupt businessmen, garment union officials were a key component of a shakedown ring that maintained an... More >>

  • Desperate Times

    published October 20, 1998

    What's it all about, Alfie? It appears that Alfonse D'Amato, a U.S. senator for 18 years, is now staking his reelection on the shaky premise... More >>

  • Sticks & Stones

    published October 13, 1998

    On a sunny Columbus Day six years ago, Alfonse D'Amato stood on Fifth Avenue fighting back (crocodile) tears as he whined about challenger Bob... More >>

  • Fonz's Greatest Hits

    published October 6, 1998

    For Alfonse D'Amato, it has to be one of his most treasured possessions, right up there with his sheepskins from Syracuse University, his kids'... More >>

  • The Ubiquitous Candidate

    published September 15, 1998

    "Get ready for a treat!" Charles Schumer calls out as he heads for another front door in south Buffalo. It is a clammy August Saturday and the... More >>

  • The Wiseguy and the Wetlands

    published June 2, 1998

    This is the one New York story about a Mafia soldier and a marshy Brooklyn wetland that does not include any of the following: a .38 caliber Smith... More >>

  • Hackers' Excellent Adventures

    published May 19, 1998

    With his baby face and doughy body, 17-year-old Joshua Gilson does not look like your typical FBI quarry. In fact, huddled over his Toshiba... More >>

  • Thug Life

    published April 7, 1998

    With her exotic looks, privileged pedigree, and stable of famous ''galpals'' like Madonna and k.d. lang, Ingrid Casares is the most recognizable... More >>

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