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Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sammartino Sr.

By David Amoruso

Bonanno family mobster Joseph Sammartino Sr. was born in the Marion section of Jersey City. It was a part of town that was the typical blue-collar Italian neighborhood that has always been a preferred recruiting ground for the Mafia.

Growing up in Marion section, Sammartino Sr. quickly adapted to the tough streets. As one…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 8, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments

Austrian police dismantle Chechen organized crime network

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office arrested seven alleged members of a Chechen organized crime group in Vienna and Hohenems, Europol reported today. This group was involved in a number of criminal activities, including extortion, arms trafficking and illegal gambling.

“In the early morning of 22 March,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

Son of Mafia boss Toto Riina causes outrage with new book

By David Amoruso

Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, the son of Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the former boss of bosses of the Sicilian Mafia, is causing outrage in Italy this week with the release and promotion of his book Riina Family Life. While calling his father a “hero,” he refuses to discuss Cosa Nostra or his father’s murderous acts, which caused…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Run All Night (2015)

By David Amoruso

A gangster movie starring Liam Neeson as a notorious hitman for New York’s Irish mob? Yep, that’s what we at Gangsters Inc. call must-see! In the film Run All Night, Neeson plays mobster Jimmy Conlon, an alcoholic whose own son does not want to see him anymore due to his violent profession.

He spends his time hanging around…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Suge Knight claims Dr. Dre tried to have him whacked

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Apparently, imprisoned rap mogul Suge Knight doesn’t know when to call it quits. The fallen-from-grace CEO of Death Row Records had his lawyer, Thaddeus Culpepper, file a motion with Los Angeles Superior Court in which he alleges a “massive cover-up.”

Is Knight finally coming clean about what exactly happened to 2 Pac…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2016 at 10:35am — 3 Comments

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Hartford heroin trafficker gets more than 6 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Yoanni “Cuba” Suarez (39) of Hartford was sentenced today to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin. On January 7, 2016, he had pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

The case was made by the…

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Gotti Jr. stands tall, warns people behind smear campaign

By David Amoruso

In the Mafia the biggest compliment one can receive is to be a standup guy; a man who keeps his mouth shut and does his time in prison. John Gotti Sr. embodied this more than any mobster before or since. His son followed his father’s code, but took a slightly different path. A path his enemies are now using to try and bring him…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 4, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Five Sacramento men charged with trafficking drugs and guns

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment Thursday against five Sacramento men, charging them with various crimes related to trafficking in narcotics and firearms. Undercover agents managed to win their trust and allegedly bought drugs and guns from the defendants. This case is the product of an investigation…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family capo Luca DiMatteo

By David Amoruso

Luca DiMatteo (70) is a longtime member of New York’s Colombo crime family. According to authorities, he currently holds the rank of (acting) capo. In July of 2015, DiMatteo and his nephew, Lukey DiMatteo, were charged with racketeering conspiracy,…

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Profile: Bonanno family capo Anthony Pipitone

By David Amoruso

Alleged Bonanno crime family captain Anthony Pipitone is a relatively fresh face. Inducted into the Mafia in 2004, he became an acting capo of the crew once headed by Louis DeCicco and Anthony Urso just three years later.

As far as mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments

Profile: London crime boss Bekir “The Duke” Arif

By David Amoruso

London has a rich gangland history filled with “proper” villains, as they say. But when it comes to organized crime the scene has been dominated by a select group of families, often brothers. Like the notorious Kray twins and the infamous Adams Family, the Arif clan sent chills down many spines.

By 2004, British media even labeled the…

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Profile: Lucchese family capo Richard “The Toupee” Pagliarulo

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Richard Pagliarulo came from a mob crew where nicknames were brutally honest. Peter Chiodo, his predecessor as crew leader, was nicknamed Fat Pete, because he was…well…fat. He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments

Six plead guilty in murder of ex-Bonanno family mob boss

By David Amoruso

It seems the gangland killing of former Bonanno crime family boss Salvatore Montagna has been solved. Yesterday, at the courthouse in Laval, Quebec, six men pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of taking part in the conspiracy to murder Montagna after he sought to take control of the Mafia in Montreal.

The six men - Vittorio…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Organizer of most prolific cocaine ring in Alaska gets 16 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Clarence Anthony Hatton, nicknamed “C-Money,” of Las Vegas was sentenced last week to serve 16 years in prison for supplying large quantities of cocaine to Alaska and Michigan over the past five years; he was also fined $40,000, and required to forfeit expensive vehicles and over $700,000 in drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Universal Aryan Brotherhood member gets nearly 22 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ronnie Dean Haskins II, a member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang, was sentenced yesterday in Oklahoma federal court to 262 months in prison for conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise and related charges. The 43-year-old, who goes by the nickname Dirty Red, was also ordered to serve…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Trucking company boss guilty of trafficking 2,200 kilos of marijuana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against 55-year-old Edilberto Maso Diaz of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy. The jury deliberated for less than five hours Tuesday before convicting Diaz of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and three…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger's possessions up for auction

By David Amoruso

Always wanted to own a piece of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger? Here’s your chance! Well, not literally a piece of him, of course - although we know of quite a few men who might like to slice off a piece of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-EUROPOL operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In a joint operation on a global scale, Interpol and Europol have dealt a major blow to criminal organizations around the world involved in scamming food and drink markets around the world, thereby putting consumers at risk.

People want their food to be healthy and nutritious. With researchers showing the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 6:51am — No Comments

Puerto Rico man pleads guilty to 100 kilo drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan (36) of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, 2016.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, between August 30, 2015, and September 3, 2015, Ponce-Pagan…

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