The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Mob killing" ...
â€œHeaded by a cold-blooded killer named Johnny Attias, the Israeli mafia butted heads with the Italian mafia, killed Russian gangsters and pulled off the biggest gold heist in the history of Manhattanâ€™s Diamond District.â€
Michael Cutler was killed a few weeks before he was to testify as a star witness against a mobster's son. Five years after the incident this reporter revisits the case and speaks to the authorities about Cutler's killing. Some of the prosecutors and judges even went on the record saying they believe it could have been a mob hit.
Friedman tells the story of two Israeli soldiers killed by a Palestinian mob in Ramallah, West Bank. More than the killing itself, a 47-second film of the killings made by an Italian media crew changed the course of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After the killing, the conflict "takes an abrupt turn. The Israeli Defense Force seals Ramallah and all the Palestinian areas more severely than they've been sealed since they came under Palestinian control...The generals at the sprawling military campus in Tel Aviv order a missile attack on Arafat's headquarters...It is the first full-scale attack against Palestinian assets." The footage gives the Israelis a powerful image to use in their public relations campaign. As Friedman writes, "Not all deaths are created equal."
The Inquirer gives a thorough recount of Oct. 3, 1993, when 120 U.S. soldiers were dropped into Mogadishu, Somalia in order to abduct warlord Mohamed Aidid. When the operation went wrong and the soldiers were overtaken by mobs of angry Somalians, 18 U.S. soldiers were killed and 73 were wounded.
This investigation singles out demolition workers, manual laborers who pave the way for Manhattan's glamorous high-rise construction business by tearing down old buildings, as the least protected and most susceptible to injury or unfair business practices in the entire construction industry.
Cleveland Scene reports that "When gambling kingpin Lenny Strollo spilled his guts in federal court last month, he broke the Mafia's decades-long grip on Youngstown (Ohio) and drew the final curtain on the fabled Northern Ohio Mob. This story traces the Mob's control of Youngstown back to the 1920s through the slew of gangland killings and the botched assassination attempt on Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains in 1996 to the recent FBI sting in Youngstown (that) yielded 46 guilty verdicts, including that of Mob boss Lenny Strollo..."
The Arizona Republic reports "two stories on organized crime. The first involves Mafia enforcer Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, who had moved to Arizona and launched a secret life. The second story is about a Mexican Mafia syndicate headed by the Cisneros brothers, who escaped prosecution due to the murders of government witnesses."
Tags: FOIA; Department of Motor Vehicles; DMV; Registrar of Contractors; Office State Corporation Commission; unsolved homicide; FBI Federal Bureau of Investigations; Salvatore Gravano; New York Mob; John Gotti; hit man; La Cosa Nostra; Witness Protection Program