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True Crime? [May. 5th, 2013|05:03 pm]
Tony Grist
It used to be the Park Hotel. Then it became a restaurant which never seemed to have any customers. Ailz spoke to a taxi driver who said he'd eaten there once and it was crap. It intrigued us. We used to wonder- as we drove past- whether it might be a front for something else.

Yesterday and today the building and its yard are sealed off with crime scene tape and surrounded by police vehicles- including a couple of TAU vans. A terse note in the online police bulletin informs us that a premises in the Greater Oldham area is being searched as part of an investigation into organized crime....
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[User Picture]From: tamnonlinear
2013-05-05 05:31 pm (UTC)
There was a pizza place in my home town that had good pizza and low prices. The staff was mostly recent immigrants from Italy. While my home town had a fairly good percentage of Italian background people, nonetheless it was a common joke that the place was a front for the mob.

A little while after I went to college, it was busted as a money laundering front for the mob. Supposedly it was also a quiet place to hide out family members who needed to lay low. The pizza was cheap because the place didn't need to turn a profit, at least not through the customers.

The pizza went downhill once they went legal under new management.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-05 06:15 pm (UTC)
We don't have any idea yet about the kind of crime being investigated. I'm guessing people smuggling- because its a roomy premises where you could hide lots of people- but it might be drugs or even terrorism.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-05 09:05 pm (UTC)
Weighted down by his clogs....
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