Monday, March 5, 2007

March issue of MobNews Digest

The March 2007 issue of MobNews Digest is available for download (709kb PDF). Click on the image in this post or on the link to the right-hand sidebar of the MobNews blog page. You can also visit the MobNews Digest homepage to browse all available issues.

The latest quarterly issue contains:

  • UK housewife held as mob 'godmother';
  • Santora, 18 others, charged in Bonanno clan indictments;
  • Brasco returns;
  • Biography explores Mob's New Orleans birth;
  • 96-year-old mobster pleads guilty;
  • Feds bust bus union bosses;
  • 'Horse' makes deal in garbage racket case;
  • Colombo brothers beat racketeering charges;
  • FBI immigration sting nabs 11;
  • Tampa Gambinos convicted;
  • NE Mob informant Mercurio dies at 70;
  • Reputed underboss of NE family faces extortion charges;
  • Canada breaks up Rizzuto clan.
...and more U.S. and international organized crime news.

US Mafia was born in New Orleans

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Deep Water:
Joseph P. Macheca and the
Birth of the American Mafia

Written by Thomas Hunt and Martha Macheca Sheldon, Deep Water captures the life and times of Joseph P. Macheca. It finally sets the record straight on the man who was a warrior for the corrupt New Orleans Democratic machine, a pioneer of the Crescent City’s fruit trade, a Confederate privateer and the legendary “godfather” of the first Mafia organization to germinate in American soil.
While answering at last the questions surrounding the 1890 assassination of Police Chief David Hennessy and the subsequent Crescent City lynchings, Deep Water establishes the factual details of Macheca’s life and sets them against the vivid backdrop of Gilded Age New Orleans. Published by iUniverse.

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