Any type of mafia news is big news. Even before Joe Valachi’s sensational televised testimony in 1963 where he revealed the Mafia’s inner secrets, the secret society had already captured the public’s attention for decades. And with the release of The Godfather films in the 1970s, the secret world of the underworld became an even bigger fascination for a curious public.
From Al Capone in Chicago to Lucky Luciano in New York, from the Saint Valentines Day Massacre to the murders of Albert Anastasia, Dutch Schultz, and a host of others to the infamous 1957 Mafia Meeting in Apalachin, New York, the Mafia Commission trial, the Pizza Connection case and on and on, the major newspapers and periodicals captured it all.
Below is a collection of mafia news headlines from around the world covering both past and more recent events. This collection is far from complete. So, be sure to check back as we continue to add more headlines to the library.