Tag Archives: organized crime

MICHIGAN: Police Raid Catholic Diocese And Bishop’s Home, Cite Lack Of Cooperation In Sexual Abuse Probe

Flint’s ABC affiliate reports: Police were serving search warrants Thursday in connection with the investigation of Saginaw area priests. A contingent of law enforcement officials from multiple agencies raided Bishop Joseph Cistone’s residence, the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw offices and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Saginaw. Police obtained the three search warrants that were being executed as part of the investigation ...

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REVEALED: Steve Bannon Group Tried To Link Trump To Mobsters During Early Stages Of 2016 GOP Primaries

CNN reports: Before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon were enemies, they were allies. And not long before that, Bannon was part of an effort to sink Trump’s presidential hopes — even if Trump didn’t know it. A conservative watchdog group led by Bannon tried to discredit Trump in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential primary by shopping a ...

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PANAMA: Trump Building Tied To Russian Mafia

The Hill reports: Investors and customers of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City carried deep ties to organized crime and drug trafficking, according to an NBC News and Reuters joint investigation. A Brazillian real estate salesman who partnered with the Trumps to attract condo buyers for the tower told NBC that the Trumps and others ...

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REPORT: Russian Mafia Kingpin Still At Large After FBI Wiretapping Of His Trump Tower Headquarters

ABC News reports: There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016. For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money laundering network that operated ...

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REPORT: Man Seen Cheering Next To Trump On New Year’s Was Alleged Mobster Joey “No Socks” Cinque

The New York Daily News reports: President-elect Donald Trump rang in the new year together with Joseph “Joey No Socks” Cinque — a convicted felon with ties to notorious Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, a recently released video has revealed. Cinque can be seen in a video obtained by the Palm Beach Daily News, cheering loudly as a tuxedo-clad ...

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Video Shows Trump With Mobster He Denied Knowing

Yahoo News reports: A newly uncovered video appears to contradict Donald Trump’s claim that he never knew a high-stakes gambler who was banned from New Jersey casinos for alleged ties to organized crime. The reputed mob figure, Robert LiButti, can be seen standing alongside Trump in the front row of a 1988 “WrestleMania” match in Atlantic City, N.J. LiButti wasn’t ...

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Hillary Ad Hits Trump On Ties To Russian Mob [VIDEO]

The ad below plays in part on the news reported today by USA Today: Hillary Clinton’s campaign is seizing on new reports about Donald Trump’s business ties to Russia, saying they may explain positions he’s taken friendly to Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Thursday, ABC News reported that prospective U.S. sanctions against Russia could be in direct conflict with Trump’s ...

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Vatican Backtracks: Oops, Our Bad, Gay People Are Still Just Totally Horrible

Dry your tears, Maggie. Via CNN: Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships. In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have “gifts to offer” the Christian community and acknowledged that same-sex couples can give “precious support” to one other. The statement, an ...

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Gays Are OK As Long As They Don’t Do Anything Gay

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has been the target of withering criticism from Catholics after saying that he’ll stay on as the grand marshal of next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade even though the entire celebration is totally going to be ruined by the inclusion of one LGBT group. Dolan responded to his naysayers this week in a lengthy letter published to ...

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Pope Francis Excommunicates The Mafia

Via the Guardian: Pope Francis has issued the strongest condemnation of organised crime groups by a pontiff in two decades, accusing them of practising “the adoration of evil” and saying that mafiosi were excommunicated. It was the first time a pope had used the word excommunication – a total cutoff from the church – in direct reference to members of ...

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MINNESOTA: Archbishop Says He Wasn’t Sure Child Molestation Is A Crime

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson has testified that he’s not sure that he has always known that child molestation is a crime. Carlson was deposed regarding abuses that took place while he was a bishop in Minnesota. During the deposition taken last month, attorney Jeff Anderson asked Carlson whether he knew it was a crime for an adult to engage ...

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POLAND: Archbishop Blames Divorced Parents For Pedophile Priests

“Many of these cases of (sexual) molestation could be avoided given a healthy relationship between parents. We often hear that this inappropriate attitude (pedophilia), or abuse, manifests itself when a child is looking for love. It (the child) clings, it searches. It gets lost itself and then draws another person into this. How many wounds are their in children’s hearts, ...

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Pope & Ex-Pope: Straight Marriages Only

Today the Vatican released an 82-page document co-written by Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict in which the pair says that marriage is only blah blah blah. Francis paid tribute to pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the encyclical, saying that the ex-pontiff had “almost completed” the text before stepping down in a historic resignation this year and that he himself ...

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Cardinal Dolan Sought Vatican Permission To Shield Millions In Assets From Lawsuits Filed By Victims Of Pedophile Priests

He has denied it for years, but today the truth came out. Via the New York Times: Files released by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday revealed that in 2007, the diocese’s archbishop at the time, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, requested permission from the Vatican to move nearly $57 million into a cemetery trust fund in order to ...

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OREGON: Catholic Priest Sentenced To Six Years For Child Molestation

Wearing only his underwear, last year Father Angel Armando Perez chased a 12 year-old Oregon boy down the street after pulling the sleeping child’s pants down to take a cell phone photo. Yesterday Perez was sentenced to six years in prison. The Rev. Angel Armando Perez, 47, pleaded guilty in Marion County Circuit Court to charges of first-degree sexual abuse, ...

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Cardinal Dolan’s Message To Gays

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on ABC News This Week this morning where George Stephanopoulus asked him: “What do you say as a minister, as a pastor – to a gay couple that comes to you and says, ‘We love God. We love the Church. But we also love each other, and we –– want to raise a family ...

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From SF Archbishop Drunk Driver

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has posted the above mockery of the most famous profile avatar in Facebook history.  The scriptural reference does seem apt:  “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division.”  At this writing over 200 angry comments have been posted under the photo.  It doesn’t appear that ...

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Argentina Wins Vatican Idol!

The new pope is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  From Wikipedia: He strongly opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex marriage. In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: “Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan ...

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White Smoke At The Vatican

Stand by for the name of the Next Top Pedophile Enabler. After party at the Vatican-owned bathhouse! First fifty cardinals get in free! Pick up your altar boy gift bag at the door!

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No Winner In Vatican Idol First Round

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