Seamus Mcgraw


Suspect Extradited to N.Y.

By Seamus Mcgraw

It started as an adolescent showdown on a Brooklyn street 17 years ago — a Halloween-night egg fight between two groups of kids — but led to twin slayings and quickly became entangled in a tale of mob ties and betrayal, authorities said.Soon, one way or the other, the saga will end when CraigRead More


Death Row Inmate Campaigns Against Alito’s Nomination to Court

By Seamus Mcgraw

You might think Antuan “Tony” Bronshtein would be grateful to Judge Samuel A. Alito, President Bush’s nominee to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.After all, Bronshtein, a convicted killer and Pennsylvania death row inmate, has a new lease on life, at least temporarily, thanks to Alito’s controversial decisionRead More


Lobbyist’s Pal Set To Testify In Florida Fraud Case

By Seamus Mcgraw

For two decades, Adam Kidan, failed Long Island businessman and disbarred lawyer, counted embattled super lobbyist Jack Abramoff among his closest friends.But now, as part of a deal with federal prosecutors, Kidan, 41, is expected to testify against his longtime friend in a high-profile federal wire fraud case. Prosecutors allegeRead More


Federal Authorities Probe Jailhouse Murder of Jewish Extremist

By Seamus Mcgraw

Almost immediately after Jewish extremist Earl Krugel was bludgeoned to death in an Arizona prison, his allies began describing him as the latest in a string of Jewish Defense League officials to be targeted for assassination. Federal authorities investigating Krugel’s death, however, said they do not know whether he was murdered becauseRead More


Out of Jail, Mob Fall Guy Pines For a Shul and Some Shellfish

By Seamus Mcgraw

When Barry Gibbs walked out of the Eastern Correctional Facility in upstate New York last week after serving more than 17 years of a life sentence for a murder that authorities now believe he didn’t commit, the 57-year-old former postal worker admitted to wanting two things.HeRead More






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