Beverly Ford

Gods & Mobsters

Eight years ago, a former Whitey Bulger henchman joined a well-to-do Beacon Hill church, where he quickly ingratiated himself with a group of influential congregants. But as allegations about the ex-con piled up, some members began to wonder: Just how reformed was Eddie MacKenzie?

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…