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  • Israel pursues crackdown on organized crime

    May 26, 2015 | 11:28 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Nissim Alperon was on his way to a vacation in Greece last weekend. A member of one of Israel’s most prominent crime families, Alperon, 60, was arrested at the airport and is being held in connection with the 2002 killing of a top...

  • Meyer Lansky, hero and villain, back from the dead and live on stage

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When he died peacefully as a retired businessman in Miami on Jan. 15, 1983, the New York Times headlined the sizeable obituary, "Meyer Lansky dead at 81; Financial Wizard of Organized Crime."

    A few paragraphs down, an FBI agent, who had dogged Lansky for decades, expressed his...