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Boston mobster goes to trial for hidden interest in multi-million-dollar casino deal

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If only he’d kept his mouth shut. If he had done that then alleged New England Mafia associate Charles Lightbody (photo above) would’ve had a nice chunk of money and no legal problems. If only…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sicilian police arrest leading figures of Stidda clan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Ragusa, Sicily, have arrested three people they believe are leading members of the Carbonaro-Dominante clan of La Stidda, the island’s second crime group behind Cosa Nostra. They have also seized an arsenal of firearms, including sniper rifles.

The arrests and seizures are part of Operation Reset, aimed at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Court turns down Mafia mayor’s appeal to keep state pension

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A disgraced Sicilian mayor who spent 11 years in prison for Mafia association and corruption did not agree that his lifetime mayor’s pension was annulled after his conviction. He appealed the annulment, but was turned down today, ANSA reported, when a Sicilian court nixed his appeal.

Vincenzo Lo Giudice (photo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

ICE arrests more than 1,100 in operation targeting gangs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A five-week operation, dubbed Project Shadowfire, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) netted 1,133 arrests, including more than 900 transnational criminal gang members and others associated with transnational criminal activity, like drug trafficking, human…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Anonymous mobster says Vinny Asaro was part of Lufthansa heist

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An anonymous mobster going by the pseudonym Frank Palmeri claims Bonanno family mobster Vincent Asaro was indeed a member of the crew that executed the 1978 Lufthansa heist made famous by the movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo “Fat Pete” Chiodo

By David Amoruso

Never was a nickname more appropriate than the one of Lucchese crime family captain Peter Chiodo. They called him Fat Pete. Why? Well, his weight ranged from 400 to 500 pounds. Like I said, appropriate.

“Fat Pete” Chiodo was the quintessential street smart mobster. He was capable of violence, as one had to be in the Mafia, but he also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Chicago mob expert Gus Russo comes to Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Author and Chicago Mafia expert Gus Russo will visit the Mob Museum in Las Vegas on April 19 to discuss the Outfit’s history and its most notorious bosses during a new edition of Author Talk. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be concluded with a book signing by Russo. Admission is free for members.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Teaser trailer for “650 Lifer,” new White Boy Rick documentary

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Teaser trailer below.

He was a kid among men. Violent men. When Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe Jr. was just a teenager he ran with a crew of drug dealers in 1980s Detroit handling multi-kilos of cocaine. He did so at the behest of the Detroit Police Department who had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Sinaloa drug cartel’s chief hitman arrested in Rosarito

By David Amoruso

It is said that in the war on drugs there are no winners. One side just loses more slowly. Nowhere is this more the case than in Mexico where citizens are dying every day in a circle of vicious violence. They look to the police to protect them but all too many times, the police have switched sides and work for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

Supreme Team comic hits stores like crack cocaine in 1980s

By David Amoruso

Move over Spiderman and Batman! The Supreme Team is taking over. Author Seth Ferranti is bringing the infamous true story of drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff to the world of comic books and graphic novels usually inhabited by super heroes and Anime school girls.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

Trafficante family mobster passes away at age 85

By David Amoruso

Trafficante family mobster Cesar Augustus Rodriguez passed away March 12 at the ripe old age of 85. Known as a bar owner and gambler, his main claim to mob fame came in the 1970s when he was involved in a violent war over territory between rival Mafia factions.

Ken Sanz, a former special agent with the Florida Department of Law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Fugitive Russian mobster caught in Pattaya, Thailand

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Vladislav Yudichev (photo above) thought he was safe from the long reach of law enforcement when he settled in the coastal city of Pattaya in Thailand, but he underestimated Interpol, the organization that was looking for the gangster for his alleged acts of fraud and corruption.

Last week, the Chonburi Immigration…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family capo Joseph Denti Jr.

By David Amoruso

Joseph Denti Jr. is an alleged captain in the Genovese crime family’s New Jersey branch. His father – who was also a Genovese mobster - worked the Bronx streets as a loan shark. In the 1970s he forged friendships with several actors, chief among them…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, other allegations

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gambling czar and poker phenomena Paul Phua has given an exclusive interview to PokerNews which he denies being a leading figure in the 14K Triad and dismisses accusations that he is a match fixer and the world’s biggest bookmaker.

It was a big shock for the successful Phua when within several days he found himself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

Right-hand-man of Suriname president's son guilty in U.S. drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Another strike was dealt against the South American country of Suriname on Wednesday when Edmund Muntslag was found guilty by an American court of trying to bring shipments of drugs into the United States.

Muntslag faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. According to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

Gangster and corrupt NYPD cop go down in violent extortion scheme

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Denis Nikolla (35) pleaded guilty to extortion and firearm charges, Wednesday. His two partners in crime were a police officer in the New York City Police Department and the brother of one of Albania's most wanted…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Life of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano paints gritty comic book

By David Amoruso

The life story of legendary New York mob boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano continues to entertain the masses. After adaptations for cinema and television, Luciano’s criminal adventures now find their way to the world of comic books with the help of best-selling and award-winning crime authors Christian Cipollini and Seth…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Hollywood tells story of Chicago bosses Accardo & Giancana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Film director Michael Mann is teaming up with bestselling author Don Winslow to co-create an original novel about Chicago Outfit mob bosses …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 19, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

Folk Nation gang leader gets consecutive terms of life in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment yesterday. 

32-year-old Ashburn led a Folk Nation set of 20 to 25 members that operated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2016 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family soldier Michael “Baldy Mike” Spinelli

By David Amoruso

If you thought Michael Spinelli’s nickname was bad, wait until you’ve heard the story of how he became a made member of the Lucchese crime family. As far as gangland stories go, Spinelli’s is anything but Hollywood material. Yet,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

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