Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Boston's Winter Hill Organization's Chain of Command


Boston's Winter Hill Organization's Chain of Command


Free #Mafia3 Demo Now Available from @MafiaGame

2K and Hangar 13 announced that a free playable demo of Mafia IIIMafia 3 Free Demo, the thrilling organized crime drama set in the immersive open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam. Players can experience the entire first act of Mafia III, featuring an exhilarating bank heist gone wrong that sets the stage for betrayal and Lincoln Clay’s revenge against the Italian mob in New Bordeaux, a re-imagined 1960s New Orleans. Players who wish to continue their experience can transfer over their progress when they purchase the full game*.

Faster, Baby!, the first paid DLC for Mafia III, is also now available. Faster, Baby! introduces new narrative and more to explore, set alongside the events in Lincoln Clay’s story of revenge in Mafia III. New Bordeaux expands with the addition of Sinclair Parish, a town west of the Bayou where Lincoln teams up with a new character, Roxy Laveau, to take down the corrupt and powerful Sheriff “Slim” Beaumont. New driving and combat mechanics add to Lincoln’s repertoire as he fights for control of Sinclair Parish, with new weapons for his arsenal and vehicles for his fleet.

Faster, Baby! is the first of three DLC offerings available individually, or collectively as part of the Mafia III Season Pass** at a discount price. The upcoming Stones Unturned and Sign of the Times DLC launch this summer, and introduce new content, characters, gameplay, and narrative set alongside the main story in Mafia III. The Mafia III Season Pass is available now for PS4™ system, Xbox One, and Windows PC.



Mafia III is a thrilling organized crime drama featuring a critically acclaimed story that won the Herman Melville Award for Best Writing from the New York Videogame Critics Circle, was awarded Best Overall Storytelling from GameSpot, and has earned a nomination for Narrative from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Mafia III follows the story of Lincoln Clay, a disenfranchised Vietnam veteran waging a revenge-fueled war against the Italian mafia after his family is betrayed and slaughtered by mob boss Sal Marcano. Set in the immersive city of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion, and an eclectic mix of music, including more than 100 licensed tracks from one of the most memorable eras in history.

Mafia III is now available for PS4™ system, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Mafia III is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

Former Assistant District Attorney Charged With Illegally Wiretapping Cellular Telephones #AbuseofPower

A two-count indictment was unsealed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Tara Lenich, a former supervisory Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA), with illegally intercepting oral and electronic communications occurring over two cellular telephones.

The charges were announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI).

As alleged in the indictment, for nearly 16 months between approximately June 2015 and November 2016, Lenich created fraudulent judicial orders as part of her illegal wiretapping scheme. Specifically, she forged the signatures of multiple New York State judges onto the illicitly created judicial orders -- orders that purportedly authorized the KCDA to intercept communications occurring over two cellular telephones. Lenich then misappropriated KCDA equipment to intercept, monitor, and record the communications to and from the two cellular telephones. In furtherance of her scheme, Lenich also created fraudulent search warrants, which she then used to unlawfully obtain text messages relating to the two cellular telephones.

“Tara Lenich violated her duty to the public when she engaged in a long-running scheme to forge judicial documents in order to illegally wiretap telephones,” stated Acting United States Attorney Rohde. “Lenich’s prosecution reflects the Office’s commitment to protecting the public from the misuse of law enforcement tools, particularly by those entrusted to use those tools in accordance with the laws they have sworn to uphold.” In announcing the indictment, Ms. Rohde thanked the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for their cooperation.

“In this case, as alleged, Lenich's illegal wiretapping scheme demonstrates an abuse of power that won't be tolerated within our criminal justice system. Unfortunately, sometimes those close to the law stray far from the truth. As demonstrated today, however, everyone is expected to play by the rules; for this we'll make no exceptions,” stated Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

#IncognitoBandit Arrested

A man dubbed the “Incognito Bandit” was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia as he attempted to board an outbound flight to South Africa and charged with armed bank robbery.

Albert Taderera, 36, of Brighton, was charged by criminal complaint with the Oct. 7, 2016, robbery of a branch of the TD Bank in Wayland, Mass.

According to court documents, between February 2015 and March 2017, 16 banks were robbed in the Metro-West and Greater Boston areas. In most of the robberies, the robber was disguised in a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark face mask/sunglasses covering his face, dark gloves and dark clothing. In each of the banks, the robber entered the bank and made verbal demands for the banks’ money. In most of the robberies, the robber displayed what tellers described as a black semi-automatic handgun.

All of the robberies occurred in suburban settings where banks were freestanding and featured adjacent wooded areas or foliage. In many of these robberies, witnesses observed the robber leaving the bank following the robbery, and entering the wooded areas. Witnesses also observed the robber run toward, enter into, and then leave the area in a black BMW sedan. Based on these similarities, the FBI believed that the individual driving the black BMW was responsible for the robberies.

On March 16, 2017, the Concord Police observed a black BMW sedan sitting outside a local bank. They also noted that Taderera fit the general description of the individual responsible for the 16 robberies. Police determined that the registration of the BMW was revoked and per Department policy, the vehicle was towed and inventoried.

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, an individual identifying himself as Taderera, called the tow company and inquired about the status of his BMW. The tow company informed Taderera that the vehicle was in police custody.

On Thursday March 23, 2017, at approximately 10:15 pm, the FBI learned that Taderera had booked a flight, scheduled to leave on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., from Dulles International Airport to Addis Ababe, Ethiopia. During the morning of Friday, March 24, 2017, Taderera was en route to Dulles having taken a flight out of Boston. It was later learned that Taderera had rebooked his flight and was now planning to leave on March 24, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. from Dulles to Johannesburg, South Africa. Taderera was arrested prior to boarding the flight.

Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s

Hailed by the Washington Post as “the one account of America in the 1920s against which all others must be measured,” Frederick Lewis Allen’s extraordinary social history takes readers back to a time of flappers and speakeasies, the first radio, unparalleled prosperity — and cataclysmic economic decline

Beginning November 11, 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson declared the end of World War I in a letter to the American public, and continuing through his defeat, Prohibition, the Big Red Scare, the rise of women’s hem lines, and the stock market crash of 1929, Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s, published just two years after the crash, chronicles a decade like no other. Allen, who witnessed firsthand the events he describes, makes the reader feel like part of history as it unfolds.

This bestselling, enduring account brings to life towering historical personages including J. Pierpont Morgan, Henry Ford, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Al Capone, Babe Ruth, and Jack Dempsey. Allen provides insightful, in-depth analyses of President Warren G. Harding’s oil scandal, the growth of the auto industry, the decline of the family farm, and the long bull market of the late twenties. Peppering his narrative with actual stock quotes and breaking financial news, Allen tracks the major economic trends of the decade and explores the underlying causes of the crash. From the trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti to the inventions, crazes, and revolutions of the day, this timeless work will continue to be savored for generations to come.