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Featured Blog Posts – November 2015 Archive (12)

The facts behind the Kansas City Mob depicted in Fargo

By David Amoruso

The second season of Fargo, the critically acclaimed television series on FX, is its best so far. With two crime families fighting a bloody war for control over small-town America, viewers are treated to some amazing TV. Still, I wondered, how “true” is the story of the Kansas City Mob battling the Gerhardt family?

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 30, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Frank Sinatra, Crooked Brooklyn & more

Crime Beat Radio is back! Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for December 3, 2015, through February 11, 2016. Topics covered include the drug war, gangsters in Prohibition, Spy Craft, government corruption, presidential assassinations, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • December 3 - Richard Muti, the author of…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 7:47am — No Comments

Sicily's Cosa Nostra can’t stop ISIS, says Mafia historian Lupo

Photo: The aftermath of the bomb attack on the A29 motorway near Capaci, Sicily, that killed anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards.

By David Amoruso

As ISIS’ reign of terror is sending shockwaves through Europe, many of us are left guessing and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Leaders of Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels busted in raids

By David Amoruso

Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mafia may reduce Sicily's risk of infiltration by ISIS

By David Amoruso

If members of terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) are looking for a new target then Sicily might not be the smartest choice. Claudio Fava, the deputy chairman of the National Anti-Mafia Commission, told …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Yakuza mob boss bludgeoned to death outside his home

By David Amoruso

Japan’s Yakuza gang war is heating up. Tatsuyuki Hishida (photo above), leader of Aioh Kai, an affiliate of the Yamaguchi-gumi, was bludgeoned to death on Sunday afternoon, Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported yesterday. The 59-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

Court Report: Goodfellas mobster Vincent Asaro not guilty!

By Robert Sberna (He followed Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 11-12-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 13, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

106 bikers charged in deadly shootout, loyal to club or law?

By David Amoruso

A grand jury in McLennan County has indicted 106 bikers over the shootout in May that left nine people dead and eighteen people wounded at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Each defendant is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. The 71 other bikers arrested that day will face the same charges when the grand…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2015 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

The Rockford mob’s takeover of the Negro Policy Racket

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The “Negro Policy Racket” in the 1940s-1960s in Rockford was not unlike the one in Chicago, only on a smaller scale. The policy racket gave some hope to poor blacks at the time that they would “hit it big” if they bet as little as a penny on this gambling operation. But odds were always in favor of the “house.”

There…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Mexican cartels tighten iron grip on US drug markets

By David Amoruso

Mexican criminal organizations are the biggest drug threat to the United States, the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment by the DEA reports. They already are the primary suppliers of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, but continue to ramp up production and trafficking to flood drug markets in the U.S. “These groups are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 9, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Fugitive Camorra boss Pasquale Sibillo captured

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy captured fugitive Camorra mob boss Pasquale “Lino” Sibillo, yesterday. He had been wanted since June after evading his arrest on charges of murder, drug trafficking, and Mafia association. Authorities claim he is one of the men behind a violent gang war bloodying the streets of Naples.

24-year-old Sibillo was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2015 at 4:24am — No Comments

Sicilian businessmen stand up to extortion by Palermo Mafia

By David Amoruso

Palermo businessmen have had enough. For years they’ve been extorted by local Mafia clans who came to collect the “pizzo,” but today, ANSA reports, 36 of them made a firm statement by helping police bust 22 Mafiosi who were terrorizing their shops and lives.

Thanks to the businessmen police were able to identify and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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