Arthur Rachel

Reputed mobsters Robert Pullia (left) and Jerry Scalise (right) enter the Dirksen Federal Building before pleading guilty to planning a series of robberies on Jan. 18, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Geriatric Mob Thieves Get Nearly 9 Years For Plotting Heists

Call them the Medicare Mob – the ringleader of a crew of Chicago mobsters in their 70s was sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison for plotting a pair of heists.

CBS 2–08/29/2012

Reputed mobster Arthur "The Genius" Rachel and one of his attorneys enters the Dirksen Federal Building for his bench trial for plotting a series of robberies with two other elderly mobsters. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Mob Thief Arthur Rachel Convicted Of Plotting Heists

An elderly mob thief has been convicted of racketeering charges for plotting a series of robberies with two other geriatric mobsters, who had already pleaded guilty to helping plan the heists.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Jerry Scalise, Arthur Rachel

FBI Tapes Reveal Mobsters’ Talks Of Robbery Plans

When an aging mob crew plotted a series of armed robberies, Big Brother was watching from above. The FBI was using either a plane, a helicopter, a satellite or perhaps a drone to keep tabs on the would-be stickup men.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

Reputed mobsters Robert Pullia (left) and Jerry Scalise (right) enter the Dirksen Federal Building before pleading guilty to planning a series of robberies on Jan. 18, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Mobsters Plead Guilty To Planning Heists

Two elderly reputed mobsters raised the white flag on Wednesday as they were set to go on trial, pleading guilty to a series of planned robberies.

CBS 2–01/18/2012

Jerry Scalise, Arthur Rachel

Trial Begins For Elderly Mobsters Charged With Robberies

A federal trial began Tuesday for three elderly mob figures charged with plotting several robberies.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012