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America’s fascination with the Gangster era: From John Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly to their pretty molls

By Barbara Casey for Gangsters Inc.

Plans are being made to exhume the body of John Dillinger from his gravesite at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. It isn’t the first time the body of a historical figure has been exhumed. Jesse James, Eva Peron, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, and Daniel Boone are only a…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2019 at 5:59am

WATCH: Philadelphia Mafia boss Joe Ligambi celebrates his 80th birthday

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Never a dull moment in the Philadelphia underworld. Retired Mafia boss Joseph “Uncle…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2019 at 6:30am

‘Ndrangheta in Greater Toronto Area hit but still too powerful – “There are 9 (Mafia clans) of us”

By Andrew Machin

On June 2, 2015, with the arrest of 19 people, the two year-long code-named Project OPhoenix closed. The Project, conducted by the Combined Special Forces Enforcement Unit for the Great Toronto Area (GTA), significantly hit, resuming the words, during its presentation, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2019 at 11:17am

Found! Long-lost photo of Salvatore Maranzano - Prohibition Era Mafia boss is focus of Informer special issue

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Researchers have long been bothered by the lack of a photograph of Prohibition Era Mafia "boss of bosses" Salvatore Maranzano. But an image of the underworld chief, lost for nearly 88 years, was recently rediscovered. The remarkable find will be featured in an August special issue of Informer: The…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2019 at 5:11am

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am

WATCH: Scorsese’s The Irishman trailer shows De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino at their best in Netflix mob epic

By David Amoruso

The good times are here! Netflix and chill will soon become Netflix and whacked. The streaming service just released a teasing trailer of Martin Scorsese’s mob epic The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro as the hulking…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2019 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

WATCH: Dressed as cops, robbers steal $40 million worth’ of gold at Sao Paulo airport in Brazil

By David Amoruso

A group of armed robbers drove straight into Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and stole $40 million worth’ of gold from a cargo terminal on Thursday. Disguised as Brazil’s federal police, four masked men drove up in black pick-up trucks and forced personnel to load the gold into the…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2019 at 7:19am

Unsung Heroes: The fixers who help tell the stories of the violent drug underworld

By Niko Vorobyov

Over the past few years, I’ve been putting together a book, Dopeworld, about the international war on drugs. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a horse in this race, having spent a year in the hoosegow for distributing various brain-tickling treats, and I drew upon that experience. I’ve also travelled…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on July 25, 2019 at 2:29pm

The Boys from Bethnal Green: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

East is East

American author Robert Warshow declared in an essay: “For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 5:00am

The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to be…

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Posted by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm

 
 
 

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