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Crest decorates a wall at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. (Photo Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ethnic mobs, now diversified, drive organized crime in NJ, FBI says

Organized crime is alive and well in New Jersey, despite ongoing efforts by law enforcement, in part because there are so many criminal enterprises from all over the world operating in the Garden State.

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Actor Dan Lauria. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
Actor Dan Lauria. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
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Dan Lauria takes his New Jersey mob comedy off-Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dan Lauria is taking his madcap play about the mob from New Jersey across the river to New York.

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N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman points to photos of organized crime family figures who were arrested in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday,
N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman points to photos of organized crime family figures who were arrested in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday,
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New Jersey charges 11 in mob loansharking scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Members and associates of one of New York's legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking and money laundering, New Jersey officials said Tuesday as they announced charges against 11 people.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Organized crime smuggling tobacco into NJ

Organized crime has found a new way to make a big profit: by illegally transporting cigarettes into New Jersey and other Northeast states.

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Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Pope goes to stronghold of Naples-area mobsters

CASERTA, Italy (AP) -- Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste.

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Anthony Staino (center of image) (WTXF-TV)
Anthony Staino (center of image) (WTXF-TV)
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Philly Mob “CFO” Sentenced in Racketeering Case

A self-described "CFO" of the Philadelphia mob has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison in a racketeering case.

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Fugitive From Mob Gambling Charges Returns to NJ

A fugitive who allegedly helped run a mob-influenced gambling operation in Costa Rica is back in New Jersey.

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