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Chicago Soldier: "Mad Sam" Destefano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Mad Sam is not that well known to the general public, but his 'student' Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is. Mad Sam taught Tony everything he knew about murder and torture, and Mad Sam knew a lot about that kind of stuff.



DeStefano grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Chicago when he was a teenager. He officially began his criminal career in 1927 when at the age of 18 he raped a girl and was… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: Ralph Natale



By David Amoruso



Ralph Natale was proof that the Philadelphia Crime Family was at it's end and in deep trouble. Natale would become the first Mafia boss to flip, turn government witness, and testifie against his former 'employees'. But was he really the top guy or just an uncle junior type of bulls eye for the feds to aim their guns at?



Ralph Natale started out as an absolute nobody. He wasn't a killer or tough guy and he… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: John Stanfa



By: David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



John Stanfa was going to be the guy who would bring the Philadelphia Crime Family back to the top. After the Scarfo years which crippled the Philadelphia Crime Family law enforcement and mobsters all agreed, John Stanfa was gonna get the Family back on it's feet. Stanfa was Sicilian, low key and knew the game. Things ofcourse would turn out very different.



John Stanfa was born on December… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: Angelo Bruno



By: David Amoruso

Profile reviewed on July 31, 2006



Angelo "The Gentle Don" Bruno was the last of the old school Philadelphia Mafia Bosses. He was given the nickname "The Gentle Don" because he was like that, he thought everything over and didn't overreact, he handled his business in a quiet way that was good for the Philadelphia Family. Angelo Bruno was by far the most succesful boss that the Philadelphia Crime Family ever had.… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: Thomas “Tommy Del” DelGiorno



Written by David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2006

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Tommy DelGiorno started out running a small bookmaking and numbers business during nights and weekends while also having a legit day job as a truck driver in the early 1960s. Tommy Del himself liked to gamble as well. He visited several mob run card and dice games. This is how he hooked up with the Philly… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: George Fresolone

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 14, 2006

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George Fresolone was the first mobster who taped his induction into the Mafia. His information led to indictments against 38 mobsters, including Philadelphia boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo. In 1994 his autobiography came out, titled “Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America’s Most Powerful Mob Families.” This… Continue

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Drug Boss: Frank Matthews



By Seth Ferranti

Posted on October 6, 2010

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In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major… Continue

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Lucchese Associate: Henry Hill



Henry Hill is probably the most famous mob rat of them all. Immortalized by Martin Scorsese's movie 'Goodfellas' in wich Henry Hill was played by Ray Liotta. Thanks to this movie Hill's life in the witness protection program isn't as boring as he had anticipated at the end of the movie 'Goodfellas'. He's doing interviews and appears on TV shows, all thanks to his shady past and the great movie made about his life.



Henry Hill grew up in the Brooklyn…

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Chicago Boss: George "Bugs" Moran



This profile first appeared on the Alleged-Mafia-Site and is written by Shannon Dougherty.



George "Bugs" Moran was born to Irish and Polish immigrant parents in 1893 and grew up in the North Side of Chicago. He grew up streetwise and ran with numerous gangs, committing more than 20 known burglaries and being imprisoned three times before he was 21 years old. He was soon an important member of Dion O'Bannion's North Siders gang. The… Continue

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Drug Boss: Roland "Pops" Bartlett

By David Amoruso

Posted March 20, 2007



Roland Bartlett reputedly was the biggest drug boss of Philadelphia in the 1980s. His organization consisted of around 60 members, and had seperate crews which consisted of salesmen, cutting crew supervisors, and enforcers. Bartlett himself had started out as a streetdealer for the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and had worked his way up. Eventually he developed connections with the Gambino Crime Family from New York, from which he purchased… Continue

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Cuban Boss: José Miguel Battle Sr.



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 23, 2008

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José Miguel Battle Sr. was one of the most powerful crime bosses in the US. Born in Cuba he was a policeman in the pre-Castro era ruled by dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista had a good relationship with several of America's wealthiest mobsters, among them New York bosses Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and… Continue

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Albanian Boss: Alex Rudaj



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 26, 2009

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The criminal organization led by Albanian gangster Alex Rudaj called itself the Sixth Family. They viewed themselves as being on the same level as New York’s five La Cosa Nostra families. But after a ten year run they turned out to be nothing more than a glorified street crew.



Alex Rudaj started out as an… Continue

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Drug Boss: Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso

Posted: July 4, 2007

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Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes…

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Drug Boss: Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 17, 2007

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Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff was born on September 19, 1959. McGriff grew up in Southeast Queens around many drugdealers. He wanted to be one as well and started doing jobs for them such as guarding drugs and cash at stash houses. McGriff was feared because of his connection to a gang called "the Peace Gods,"…

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Sicilian Cosa Nostra introduction

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Mafia, a word evoking terror and mystery, an uncertain etymology but a grave reality. The origin of the Sicilian Mafia is unknown; it probably has been present for a long time and emerged in 1861 when Sicily joined up with Italy and general Garibaldi used it in order to drive the Bourbons out.



Previous kingdoms never fought it seriously, but they also never dealt with it in order to obtain favours and restrain farmer rebellions, its worrying presence… Continue

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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo in the 2000s

PALERMO COSA NOSTRA IN THE 2000s



Catania murdercase Sciuto mafioso Giuseppe Pidatella

10 February 2000 was in Catania the body of the killed criminal Giuseppe Pidatella (43) found, he had been convicted for mafia association and holdups, he was a member of the clan of Biagio Sciuto. Pidatella was killed with 2 bullets. Pidatella had been shortly arrested in 1996.



Enna murdercase Leonardo’s righthand Antonino Timpanaro

After Giuseppe Pidatella (43) got killed in Catania… Continue

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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo in the 1990s

PALERMO IN THE 1990s



Ciaculli capomafia Giuseppe Lucchese arrested

1 April 1990 Giuseppe Lucchese (29) the boss of Ciaculli get arrested at the home of his girlfriend Claudia Chines (25).



Judge Borsellino and pentito Rosario Spatola

19 September 1990 Rosario Spatola contacts judge Borsellino and starts to tell about the killers of his friend L'Ala.



Pentita Giacoma Filippello (widow capocosca Natale L'Ala) (Trapani province)

16 October 1990 in Trapani 14… Continue

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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo in the 1980s

PALERMO IN THE 1980s:



Murdercase CD politician Mattarella

1 January 1980 was Pier Santi Mattarella (44), the son of Mattarella, the cd prime president of Sicily, shot dead by Francesco and Salvatore Davi, Giacomo Giuseppe Gambino, Antonino Madonia, Antonino Rotolo, Santino Inzerillo and Salvatore Federico. Mattarella was a supporter of Aldo Moro and had protested the pact between cosa Nostra and Salvo Lima- Vito Ciancimino. Some months before the murder had Bontate met the… Continue

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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo in the 1970s

PALERMO IN THE 1970s:



Milan, leggio hidingplaces

Leggio went to milan and lived at the end of 1970 in via Stefini 6 in Milan, Leggio was protected by Francis Turatello, who was the protege of leggio and Coppola. Coppola and Leggio were in contact with the banker Ugo De Luca who dealed with Turatello`s friend Franco Restelli and Gianfranco Ginocchi in falsified stock, Ginocchi was later killed. Leggio starts then a gang that organized kidnappings through whole Italy in cooperation… Continue

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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo (introduction)

PALERMO INTRODUCTION:



San Giuseppe Jato (about 10000 people) is about 1,5 km from nearby San Cipirello (about 5000 people)



San Cipirello (Palermo province)

Capomafia Giuseppe Agrigento and his son Romualdo Agrigento the bosses of San Cipirello (Pa), Giuseppe Agrigento is the father in law of pentito Giuseppe Monticciolo. Brusca man Salvatore Fascellaro is close with the bosses Agrigento and is a friend of Monticciolo.



San… Continue

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