- Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn conviction Updated: Jul-27-15 12:46 pm
BOSTON - Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense was eviscerated when he was barred from testifying about his claim that he received immunity for his crimes.
- CONCACAF known for corruption as much as soccer Updated: Jul-27-15 12:09 am
PHILADELPHIA - The banner moments of this year's CONCACAF Gold Cup belong to Panama.
- 4 men arrested in connection with killing of Panhandle teen Updated: Jul-26-15 2:10 pm
CRESTVIEW, Florida - Four men have been arrested in connection to the killing of a Florida Panhandle teenager.
- Ex-union boss gets 19 years for arson, violence at worksites Updated: Jul-20-15 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A former Philadelphia union boss was sentenced Monday to more than 19 years in prison for overseeing violence, vandalism and intimidation at nonunion work sites, including a Quaker meetinghouse.
- NYPD, feds break up street gang that terrorized New York Updated: Jul-16-15 3:54 pm
NEW YORK - New York City police and federal agents said Thursday they dismantled a violent street gang that terrorized residents, made big bucks off drugs and robberies and left a trail of bodies in its wake.
- Marijuana opponents using racketeering law to fight industry Updated: Jul-13-15 8:55 pm
DENVER - A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits.
- Reputed NY mob leader sentenced to 2 years in gambling biz Updated: Jul-11-15 7:35 pm
WHITE PLAINS, New York - A reputed mob member has been sentenced to just over 2 years in prison for running an illegal gambling business.
- 11 indicted in fake credit card scheme at Las Vegas casinos Updated: Jul-10-15 7:16 pm
LAS VEGAS - Eleven people have been indicted in Nevada in what authorities say was a scheme to make fake credit cards and collect cash advances at Las Vegas casinos.
- Police arrest 10 in investigation of charter fishing company Updated: Jul-10-15 5:32 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The owners of a Depoe Bay charter fishing company are among 10 people who face racketeering charges following an investigation into a scheme involving fishing licenses, the Oregon State Police said Friday.
- FIFA expels Chuck Blazer for life for bribery, corruption Updated: Jul-09-15 1:08 pm
GENEVA - Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of the longtime most senior American in world football.
- Former San Francisco gang leader won't take plea deal Updated: Jul-08-15 10:31 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A former gang leader headed to trial with others in a Chinatown racketeering case won't take a plea deal.
- CONCACAF ends corporate partnership with Traffic Sports USA Updated: Jul-07-15 5:10 pm
NEW YORK - In the latest fallout from the U.S. federal investigation into soccer corruption, the sport's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean ended its corporate partnership agency relationship with Traffic Sports USA, two months after the company pleaded guilty to a fraud charge.
- Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering Updated: Jul-02-15 3:34 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A former California state senator - once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office - is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
- With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women's WCup Updated: Jul-01-15 4:25 pm
With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou's Confederation of African Football said Wednesday.
- NY court upholds racketeering counts from clinics Updated: Jun-30-15 11:58 am
ALBANY, New York - The state's top court has upheld racketeering convictions of a physician and chiropractor who worked with Manhattan medical clinics that ran up no-fault insurance bills.