Category: Regions

Motown Biker Takes One On The Chin In Court, Highwaymen’s ‘Junior’ Ball Sees Appeal Kicked Loose

United States District Judge Nancy Edmunds nullified efforts by imprisoned Highwaymen Motorcycle Club member Gary (Junior) Ball to get a new trial last week, ruling the uncovering of a co-defendant’s prior work as an informant wasn’t enough grounds to assume that co-defendant had worked with federal authorities to subvert the overall defense of the case. Ball, 52, was one of
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Motor City Mob Homecoming: The Detroit Mafia’s Tocco Crew Gets One Of Its Own Back, Tommy Mackey Out Of The Can

Trusted Detroit mob associate Tommy Mackey was released from federal prison this week after doing 14 months behind bars for running an internet sports gambling ring based out of a popular eastside suburban pasta place. The 60-year old Mackey is a top lieutenant under reputed Detroit mob street boss Pete Tocco. Mackey and eight others were indicted in 2014 for
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Like A Bull In A China Shop: Jake LaMotta Landed On Law Enforcement Radar In Detroit As Champ In 1950s

Rugged prize fighter Jake LaMotta, who died of pneumonia in a Florida nursing home this week at 95, had his name appear on numerous FBI and Michigan State Police surveillance reports for his mingling with the mob on his trips to Detroit in the 1940s and 50s during his pro boxing heyday. The subject of the
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‘White Boy Rick’s’ Right-Hand Man ‘Freaky Steve’ Roussell Met An Unhappy Ending 30 Years Ago, Casualty Of Menacing ‘Best Friends’

Former Detroit drug world figure Stephen (Freaky Steve) Roussell was slain 30 years ago this week in the fall of 1987, a victim of romance-gone-wrong amid the city’s bullets-and-brawn charged crack wars. The 20-year old Roussell had been high-profile teenage drug dealer Richard (White Boy Rick) Wershe’s right-hand man and closest friend. Wershe, 48 and the nation’s
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