Mexican Cartels Exploit Pandemic to Boost ‘Leverage’

In Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-biggest city, Alejandrina Guzman, a daughter of jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was among those seen by reporters handing out the packages stamped with her own company’s ‘El Chapo 701’ logo.

James LaRossa

‘Gladiator’ or ‘Bionic Mouth’? The Making of a Mob Lawyer

James LaRossa’s clients included unsavory figures such as mob bosses Paul Castellano and Vincent Gigante. But the controversial New York trial lawyer’s defense career really began when he quit his job as a federal prosecutor after a collision over with Robert Kennedy over a terrorism case, LaRossa’s son tells TCR in a conversation about his recently published memoir.

John Gotti

The Rise and Fall of the ‘Teflon Don’

The late Mafia boss John Gotti’s crime empire was facilitated by a group of murderous underlings whose eventual exposure led to a shakeup in New York’s organized crime hierarchy—and the Mob’s slow fade from power, journalist Anthony DeStefano, the author of a new book, tells TCR.

Son of NYC Mob Boss Indicted in Union Shakedown

Vincent Esposito, 50, son of the late Genovese family boss Vincent (Chin) Gigante, was one of five mob associates in New York City busted for a long-running shakedown of local unions. Court papers accused the quintet of extortion and accepting illegal kickbacks, while using “threats of economic harm and potential physical violence” to keep the illegal cash flowing.