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New York’s Last Bigtime Mafia Boss, Gets Sendoff From His ‘Spark Plug’

There were no flower cars outside the funeral of 103-year-old John ‘Sonny’ Franzese—but gospel music, funny stories, and eulogies from his loving grandkids made it much grander.

Brother of Palermo Mafia boss killed

Agostino Alessandro Migliore, 45, shot dead

A Glendale detective, a suspected mobster and the Mexican Mafia

The Escalade was headed down a dreary and industrial stretch of road in Commerce when the first bullet buried itself in the driver’s back. He stomped on the gas. Bullets slammed into the car. Blood leaked from his gut.

The black SUV was ferrying the son of Lev Aslan Dermen, a petroleum mogul and suspected organized crime figure. His son escaped, unscathed.

The shooting drew little notice until a year later, when an extortionist for the Mexican Mafia contacted a Los Angeles Police Department detective from jail with a startling story: The gunman was a gang member, he said, but a Glendale detective had offered him $100,000 to “scare” someone, according to an affidavit that details his statement.

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Ex-Mafia Boss Rates 11 Famous Mafia Movie Scenes

If you sat through 3 1/2 hours of The Irishman, you’re going to find this facinating.  Heck, even if you’ve never watched a mafia movie that long…you’re going to like this.

Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with ex-mafia boss Michael Franzese: a former ex-caporegime of the Colombo crime family, and ex-New York mobster.  The task: have Franzese watch a series of 11 movie clips from mafia films, and answer the question, “HOW REAL IS IT?”  Here’s the result.

Murder, mafia and Nazis loom over Slovak election

Thousands mark the second anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova.

Bratislava, Slovakia – Several thousand people gathered in central Bratislava on Friday evening to mark the second anniversary of the brutal murder of Jan Kuciak. The shooting of the journalist was a watershed for Slovakia – one that is now playing out ahead of elections on February 29.

It was a sombre crowd, estimated at around 8,000, that filled Namestie Slobody (Freedom Square) in the Slovak capital to honour Kuciak and his fiance, Martina Kusnirova, who were gunned down in their home on a cold February night.

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