Fifteen suspected interloping mobsters from Russia and Georgia have been rounded up on a variety of charges including murder, theft, extortion, money laundering, corruption and document forgery as reported by adnkronos. What?! No drug charges?! What kind of self-respecting alleged mobsters are these guys?!
Edward MacKenzie, Jr. once provided muscle for mob boss Whitey Bulger, and later became the operations director for a Boston church. However, he apparently couldn't understand that collections in a church wasn't quite the same as collections on the street.
The feds have charged MacKenzie with racketeering for allegedly "systematically loot[ing] the church of its considerable financial
assets through a combination of fraud, deceit, extortion, theft and
bribery" as reported by The Associated Press.
A motley crew "of baggage handlers, jetway workers and even security people" allegedly are involved in a luggage theft ring which rips off aboout 200 airline passengers a day at John F. Kennedy International Airport as reported by Marcia Kramer for CBS 2:
Sources told Kramer that a “significant” number of workers have criminal backgrounds. To get a job handling luggage at JFK the requirement is simple — no felony convictions within 10 years. But if you manage to cop a plea and get the charges reduced, that’s apparently okay.
Some airline employees allegedly are forming crime crews as reported by Mosi Secret for The New York Times: "they stowed drugs in secret panels inside planes; stole laptops, lobsters and fine clothing flown as freight; and rifled through passengers’ belongings for perfume, liquor and electronics."