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Here are the top ten articles for the Crime Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Griselda Blanco
Griselda Blanco was the biggest cocaine drug runner of the late 70's and early 80's and was dubbed the Godmother of the Medellin Cartel out of Colombia. She cut a bloody swath through Miami, Fl. during the reputed Mafia Drug Wars of that time.
2. Frank Nitti - Outfit Boss
Frank Nitti was an important part of the Chicago mob known as the Outfit. The Outfit was run by Al Capone but Nitti was a key figure and was dubbed the boss of the outfit when Capone went to jail.
3. Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger was a crime boss in Boston for many years until he fled to California to avoid prosecution. He was arrested in California in 2011 and sentenced to prison in 2013 after his trial.
4. The Apalachin Summit
This is an article about a small town in upstate New York in which the Mafia was brought into the national spotlight for the first time ever.
5. Ed Gein
This article is about a serial killer named Ed Gein who was the inspiration for characters in the movies "Psycho" and "Silence of the Lambs"
6. George Trepal - Trial and Aftermath
At trial, George Trepal's attorneys sought to point the finger away from their client and towards the husband of his victim...as well as at Trepal's own wife. Read the final article in the Trepal series to see if they were successful.
7. Mob Turncoat - Joe Valachi
Joe Valachi was the first member of the American Mafia to break their code of silence and live to talk about it.
8. The Mike Tyson Rape Case
Before becoming famous as the boxer who would bite off part of an ear and threaten to eat children, Mike Tyson stood accused of raping a beauty pageant contestant in 1991. Read about the case and its outcome.
9. Carlo Gambino - Crime Boss
Read about the rise to power of one of the most feared and vicious crime bosses in organized crime; Carlo Gambino.
10. Dumb Michigan Laws
If you live in Michigan or plan on moving to Michigan, you better pay attention to these laws or you could be in trouble.
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