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Italy needs more informants and turncoats

By David Amoruso

In order to break the stranglehold the Mafia – and in particular the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta – has on Italy, more citizens need to help police and provide them with information, authorities say. The request comes following a successful drug bust last Thursday in which 26 people, including 11 members of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

Jailed Triad boss and ‘Ndrangheta mobster talk to reporters

By David Amoruso

Locked up, sitting in a cell, all an inmate has left is his voice. Two men from entirely different worlds both opted to use it this week as they seek to better their positions. Where they once used weapons and violence, now they reached out to the media to get what they want. Whether they will, however, is entirely out of their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc.’s Mafia Speak

Learn how to talk the talk of a real American mobster or learn to understand the difficult code and words Italian and Sicilian Mafiosi use as they go about their business.

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Administration – The leadership of a Mob Family. Usually comprised of the boss, underboss, and consigliere.

Associate -  Someone who is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Eight men running open-air drug market in Charlotte sentenced

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight men convicted of drug trafficking charges were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 110 months, today. The group ran an open-air drug market in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to today’s sentencing hearings and court documents filed in the case, from about May 2014 to February 2015, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 19, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family capo Salvatore Lombardi

By David Amoruso

Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi was a perfect fit for the Genovese crime family. Low-key and a huge earner. He derived the bulk of his illegal income from drugs.

His first arrest came in 1979, when he was charged with conspiracy…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Brancaccio and Porta Nuova - Part 2

Riina’s enemies meet in Marseille

When later again arrested “Totuccio” Contorno confessed that he had attended in November 1994 a meeting in Marseille which was also attended by the fugitive boss Pietro Aglieri, Contorno’s nephew Gaetano Grado, Antonino Di Peri (not much later in Palermo killed), Giovanello Greco and other bosses. The connection between Contorno and Aglieri was…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Brancaccio and Porta Nuova - Part 3

MANDAMENTO PAGLIARELLA, VILLAGGIO SANTA ROSALIA



By Puparo



Villaggio Santa Rosalia (Pagliarella mandamento)

Villaggio Santa Rosalia (Pagliarella mandamento) member Enrico Scalavino “Muschidda”

Villaggio Santa Rosalia (Pagliarella mandamento) member Giuseppe Trinca “Pinuzzo” and his son in law Filippo Annatelli





Villaggio Santa Rosalia (Pagliarella…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Puparo: Recent Mafia activities - Brancaccio and Porta Nuova

CIACULLI KILLER GIUSEPPE LUCCHESE MICCICHE “LUCCHISEDDU”



By Puparo



BRANCACCIO FAMILY LUCCHESE

Giovanni Lucchese (and wife Micciche?? Who was from a well known mafia family??) had as sons Salvatore Lucchese (born 10 September…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Directors of Chinese bank arrested in Spain in money laundering probe

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least €40 million euros.

This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of a wider probe carried out last year against…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:17am — No Comments

ICE and Europol join forces in fight against money laundering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has joined Europol’s Focal Point Sustrans, which targets organized crime networks involved in money laundering. ICE’s Executive Associate Director Peter Edge and Europol Director Rob Wainwright met yesterday in The Hague, The Netherlands.

“Simply put, when we…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:05am — No Comments

Italian police raid Camorra Mafia-run coke lab near Naples

By David Amoruso

Italian police raided a cocaine refining laboratory in a town south of Naples today, arresting five people including two members of the Camorra and three Colombian nationals. They found 7 kilos of cocaine paste and 20 liters of a coke-based…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Nathan Barksdale, inspiration for The Wire, dead at 54

By David Amoruso

Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug boss who inspired one of the best, if not the best, television series, has died in federal prison, the Baltimore Sun confirmed yesterday. He was 54. Barksdale ran a violent heroin trafficking organization in the Murphy Homes public housing complex in …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

250 troops deployed to Naples to halt Camorra violence

By David Amoruso

We can go ahead and just call the Camorra by its Roberto Saviano-given nickname: Gomorrah. The Mafia group has turned the city of Naples into a blood-soaked battlefield littered with corpses and addicts as a drug war is raging between various…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Better Call Saul? Here’s our Top 5 mob lawyers

By David Amoruso

Better Call Saul is back! AMC’s Breaking Bad spin-off has begun its eagerly awaited second season yesterday. We at Gangsters Inc. are glad to see Saul Goodman, everyone’s favorite hustler-turned-lawyer, back on television again.

Played by actor Bob Odenkirk, Goodman’s origin story was told extensively during season 1. During the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mafia bosses challenge casino and racetrack bans

By David Amoruso

The Las Vegas black book has become a thing of gangland lore, a list containing the most notorious organized crime figures who were banned from Las Vegas casinos. Now, police in Australia have compiled their own black book. But several infamous individuals, including the alleged head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Melbourne and a reputed Triad…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Scarpa

By David Amoruso

Gregory Scarpa was known as one of the most prolific hitmen in the history of the American Mafia. Nicknamed The Grim Reaper, he left a trail of dead bodies during his years in New York’s Colombo crime family. Strangely enough, at the exact same time he was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

Police ask for info about Bandidos clubhouse bombing

By David Amoruso

Australia Day started with a bang for the Bandidos motorcycle club in Geelong, Australia, when an explosion ripped through their clubhouse on January 26. Despite CCTV images of the explosion, police have few leads and yesterday launched an appeal for more information.

As can be seen in the video below, the explosion was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 5:27am — No Comments

Rolling Stones under 24-hour armed guard after employee shot dead

By David Amoruso

All members of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones are under 24-hour armed guard on their South American tour following the shooting death of a worker at one of their concerts this weekend. The man was murdered during a botched attempt to hijack a van transporting cash from alcohol sales after their La Plata stadium…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 5:21am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family associate Thomas McLaughlin

By David Amoruso

Colombo crime family hitman Tommy McLaughlin disappeared into the Witness Protection Program last Friday. Gangsters Inc. bids him farewell with a profile.

Thomas McLaughlin (photo above) began his criminal career as a member of a street gang called the Bay Parkway Boys. An innocent enough sounding name, but these boys quickly…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

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