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Fitz Blog: This just in

Fitz Blog: This just in

Notorious mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in Congress, plus 5 years on "K" Street. Convicted of racketeering, murder, extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice the court ruled, “ this heartless sociopath , who amassed millions, is more than qualifie…

November 14, 2013 9:00 amLoading…

Shoplifter gets two years in prison

A Tucson woman who was part of an organized shoplifting crew was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday.

September 30, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…
New sentencing date set for man in Arizona border agent’s death

New sentencing date set for man in Arizona border agent’s death

A Sept. 10 sentencing date has been set for a Mexican man who pleaded guilty in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling investigation.

June 03, 2013 11:00 am

Man gets 14 years in Arizona beheading case

PHOENIX – A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his murder conviction in a 2010 beheading of a man in Arizona who police say had stolen drugs from a Mexican drug cartel.

May 08, 2013 11:41 amLoading…
Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1: Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1: Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

CHICAGO — A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city’s new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars.

February 14, 2013 1:28 pmLoading…

Judge to sentence 2 men in Fast and Furious case

PHOENIX — Two men are set for sentencing Monday in Phoenix for their acknowledged roles as “straw buyers” for a gun smuggling ring that was monitored in the government’s botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

November 26, 2012 9:24 amLoading…

Arizona woman to be sentenced in Fast and Furious case

PHOENIX — A federal judge is scheduled to sentence a woman today who admitted to aiding at a gun smuggling ring that was monitored in the government’s botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

October 22, 2012 9:54 amLoading…

Violent street gang: US targets finances of MS-13

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. and Central American gang infamous for hacking and stabbing victims with machetes.

October 11, 2012 4:06 pm
'Fast and Furious' report excuses Holder, slams others in Justice Dept.

'Fast and Furious' report excuses Holder, slams others in Justice Dept.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred over a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious. A report on the operation released today did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder.

September 19, 2012 11:27 am Related Loading…

Ex- Bonanno crime family captain given 10 years in NYC

A former captain of the Bonanno crime family has been sentenced in New York to 10 years in prison for his role in a pair of mob hits.

January 31, 2012 8:46 amLoading…

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