We are indebted to Justin Dugard for purchasing, editing and contributing to The American Mafia website the October 14, 2008, federal court testimony of Stefan Cicale. Cicale was the government’s key witness in the racketeering/murder trial of Bonanno Crime Family associate Joseph Young.

Cicale’s direct examination testimony is broken up into three web pages for ease of use. A subject¬†index will be added in the near future.

Joseph Young was convicted of the gruesome 2005 murder of Robert McElvey at the historic – and allegedly haunted – Kreischer Mansion on Staten Island (see photo). Cicale was charged as an accomplice and decided to cooperate with federal investigators.

The testimony can be accessed through the website’s Articles menu or through this direct address:¬†http://mafiahistory.us/a020/f_young.html

Organized Crime in the Waste Hauling Industry report

I’ve found some time to add significantly to the online presentation of a New York State report on Organized Crime in the Waste Hauling Industry. The online pages can be found through the Gov’t Sources menu selection. They can also be accessed directly using this web address: http://mafiahistory.us/maf-hinc.html

I hope to be able to add more pages in the very near future.

The website redesign, by the way, continues … slowly.

I’ve started this blog in an effort to keep visitors informed of behind-the-scenes happenings on The American Mafia history website (mafiahistory.us). At this moment, the website is undergoing another redesign. My hope is to be able to present you a more streamlined and usable site in the very near future.

If you have any ideas for how the site could be made more useful or “friendly,” please feel free to share those ideas with me. Email messages can be sent to tphunt@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/tphunt).