Beverly Ford

Gods & Mobsters

THE CHURCH MEMBERS DIDN’T QUITE know what to make of the stranger who walked through their doors one chilly autumn day in 2002. Dressed in a black silk shirt and black pants, he looked like he was straight from the…

Rockefeller Redux

THE ENTRY Darkly handsome French national Cyril Rouhani landed in Boston in 2007, having allegedly scammed more than $100,000 in Thailand. Victims said his method was simple: Get people to invest in fake businesses, and pocket it all.  THE PITCH …

Murder Count

The state’s nastiest club may have a new member. This much is verifiable: In 1984, a Revere seafood peddler named Leonard Paradiso was sentenced to life behind bars for the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old woman. But in…