GottiThe New York Times reports again today from the federal testimony of Joseph C. Massino, formerly a boss of the Bonanno crime family, and the first official top dog of New York's five families to tell the government what he knows. John Gotti, Massino says, planned with his own underboss a ... More >>
Gotti's boy: Lewis KasmanLewis Kasman, the "adopted son" of crime boss John Gotti who perjured himself while standing by Gotti but later squealed on the Gottis, is now suing his divorce attorney down in Florida.
Kasman told Broward-Palm Beach New Times reporter Bob Norman, "The lawyers are the ... More >>
The winningly-nicknamed mobsters arrested in this week's FBI bust are accused of the usual stuff, like murder and racketeering. But the New York Post finds them guilty of sartorial crimes as well. "Dapperless dons," cries the Post. (Dapperless is not a word.) These modern-day Capones were in "sor ... More >>
Good Looking Sal Vitale -- the mob informant whose back pages made the front page of the New York Times this morning -- just proved an old rule: When they have you dead to rights, it's always best to confess all.
Vitale, 62, who copped to 11 separate murders committed in furtherance of his ga ... More >>
The rapper Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, is currently being sued by the living, breathing drug boss--"Freeway" Ricky Ross--from whom he stole his stage name. On his new Teflon Don--another nickname borrowed, without consent, from John Gotti--Ross has a song called "MC Hammer," o ... More >>
Beghe, right, and Marty Rathbun, a man who should figure prominently in Cooper's special.Just had a great conversation with Jason Beghe, the actor who famously defected from Scientology two years ago.
He understands the point I made yesterday -- that it irks me when Anderson Cooper announces ... More >>
It's Christmas Eve's Eve's Eve and we got nothing, so thank Santa for the Freedom of Information Act, which got the FBI to release documents showing that the feds were looking into Michael Jackson's life, particularly the parts spent with young boys. Now we can relive the magic all over again ... More >>
Say what you will about him, John Gotti considered himself a bona fide red-white-and-blue patriot. Back in the day, the dearly departed Dapper Don mounted a 4th of July fireworks show for his Ozone Park nabe that was the biggest and best thing east of Macy's barges.
And maybe that was the inspiratio ... More >>
Oh come on. This picture, and Michael Musto interviewing Joan Rivers? Are you that straight you wouldn't enjoy it?
New York hasn't had this good a mob trial in a while: Roger Khan, exiled drug dealer and a hero to some of his neighbors in Guyana, got picked up by the DEA; celebrity mob lawyer Bob S ... More >>
Two detectives who gave New York a whole new definition of corrupt cops were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole this afternoon.
Before sentence was pronounced in Brooklyn Federal Court by Judge Jack Weinstein, Louis Eppolito, 60, and Stephen Caracappa, 67, both rose to ... More >>