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Archive for January 17th, 2012

Wahlberg: “Whitey” Bulger Wants to Meet With Me

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By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

The imprisoned  Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is trying to get hold of Mark Wahlberg, the actor says.

The meeting is only speculation at this point, reports The Inquisitr, but it seems plausible Bulger wants Wahlberg to portray his likeness in a possible biopic on the criminal.

“I actually got a call about coming to see Whitey, he wants me to come down and visit him,” Wahlberg has previously said to Reuters. “Maybe he’ll give me the exclusive rights to tell his story, because he knows we can do it better than anybody else.”

Bulger was a long-time informant for the FBI at the same time he ran a vast criminal enterprise in Boston, which later caused much embarrassment to the bureau. When the FBI decided to indict Bulger on murder charges he took off as and lived for 16 years as a fugitive, making the FBI’s Top Ten most wanted list before being arrested last year.

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“Seven Second Bandit”, Out on Early Release, Wanted Again

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

Out of federal prison only since July, the “Sevon-Second Bandit” Jack Mannino is again wanted in connection with a bank robbery, reports SILive.com.

Mannino, a former Gambino Crime Family associate,  got his name in the 1990’s, according to SI Live, when he was caught entering banks with a package and threatening tellers that he would detonate a bomb in seven seconds if he did not receive money.

Since the 90s, Mannino has been in federal prison, lost a mother to lung cancer, developed colon cancer himself, then pleaded for an early release, according to SI Live.

The 43-year-old  associate is now wanted in connection with a Dec. 29 robbery at a Capital One Bank in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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FBI Recovers Over 6 Tons of Cocaine from Sunken Ship

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has gone digging for sunken treasures, and the find was no small prize.

FBI divers, with the US Coast Guard and a Canadian warship, found over six tons of drugs on a recovered drug cargo ship in the Caribbean, AFP reported early Tuesday morning.

An FBI laboratory technical dive team recovered more than 6,700 kilos of cocaine from the sunken vessel, according to AFP.

Traffickers pursued by US and Honduras forces had scuttled the vessel off the coast of Honduras, officials told AFP. A Honduran official said three suspects were arrested on November 20, but the vessel remained some 3,000 feet underwater.

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Gun Groups Appeal Judge’s ATF Ruling

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

In the back-and-forth, knock down drag out battle over gun rights, no victory goes unchallenged.

It is perhaps no surprise, then, that the US gun industry, according to the Chicago Tribune, appealed on Monday US Judge Rosemary Collyer’s recent decision upholding a new requirement by the ATF that gun dealers in states along the US-Mexico border report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles to the bureau.

Collyer’s ruling just came on Friday, in which she decided the requirements were narrow enough to be permissible and logical enough in light of the fight against the gun flow to  Mexico.

Lobbying powerhouse the National Rifle Association, along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and several gun dealers argue that the new requirements would create a national registration of firearms sales, according to the Tribune, which they say the ATF is not authorized to do.

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Boston Globe Obtains FBI Interview of Imposter Clark Rockefeller

By Maria Cramer
Boston Globe Staff

BOSTON — Clark Rockefeller slumped in a chair in the interview room of an FBI office in Baltimore, his left wrist chained to a metal bar, and stared glumly at his interrogators.

Why, they asked, had he lied about places he never visited, jobs he never held, and names that were not his?

He shrugged, defeated. “If you’re born short,’’ he said, “you want to be bigger.’’

The August 2008 interview, obtained by the Globe, offers new insights into the motivations of the German con artist who was born Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter but assumed many false identities over his lifetime as he charmed his way into society circles in Boston, New York, and California.

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