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The 23rd Anniversary Involving the Arrest of Luchese Mafia Boss Comes and Goes

Vittorio (Vic) Amuso, (Gang Land News Photo)

By Allan Lengel

As anniversaries go, July 28 came and went with little notice.

But Jerry Capeci, a mob expert who runs Gang Land News, noted in a story that the date marked the 23d anniversary of the day “when two young FBI agents standing at a shopping mall outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania made one of the great collars in mob history.”

“The target was Vittorio (Vic) Amuso, the fugitive boss of the Luchese crime family who had been on the lam for more than a year,” Capeci writes.

Now, Capeci writes that the 79-year-old wiseguy has been locked up ever since, but remains  the undisputed boss of his crime family.

 Gang Land News is a paid subscription news site, but well worth it.

Obama Grabbed by the Arm, Secret Service Swarm

Pres. Obama in Cannon Falls, Minn./white house photo

By Danny Fenster

Apparently those dismal approval ratings are not the whole story. An adoring fan grabbed the president by the arm at Scranton High School in Pennsylvania on Wednesday as he shook hands with supporters.

ABC describes the president as walking into the high school to a “rock-star welcome” when the woman grabbed first the president’s hand, then his bicep, yanking him towards the crowd. Secret Service swarmed in but Obama was able to loosen the woman’s grip on her own and continued onto the stage, “never losing his smile.”

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Retired FBI Agent Southerton Decides to Try Politics

By Allan Lengel

Life after the FBI can take some unexpected turns. Ask retired agent Richard Southerton.

The 25-year veteran of the FBI is tossing his hat into the ring in a run for a seat on the Wayne County Commission in Pennsylvania, according to the Scranton Times Tribune.

“In my wildest dreams, it’s not something I thought I would ever do,” Southerton told the paper.

The Wayne County native joins an expanding field of candidates in the May Democratic primary, the paper reported.

“I’m a newcomer all around. I don’t owe any allegiances to anybody,” Southerton said, according to the paper. “I’m not a career politician. I’m just looking to do the right thing.”

The job pays $50,150.