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Bonanno mobster of Donnie Brasco fame remains behind bars

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Bonanno crime family associate Ronald “Monkey Man” Filocomo’s bid for an early release from prison on compassionate grounds has been shot down by Brooklyn Judge Nicholas Garaufis, keeping him locked up for four more years for his involvement in the infamous 1981 murder of capo Sonny Black.

“Mr. Filocomo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

Camorra still possesses stolen Rembrandt, art hunters say – Could Boston heist painting have ended up in Italy?

By David Amoruso

The Neapolitan Camorra still possesses a stolen Rembrandt painting, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported today. The daily paper talked to looted art hunter Arthur Brand and private detective Sander van Betten, both men claim the missing Rembrandt piece “remains hidden at one of the many hundreds of secret stash houses in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Frank Salemme faces hopeless day in court

By David Amoruso

Things are not looking good for Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme. The mob leader-turned-rat faces federal murder charges and is currently behind bars awaiting his day in court. That day looks very hopeless, though, as four Rhode Island men were granted immunity on Friday by federal prosecutors and look set to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

DeCavalcante family mobster sentenced to over 2 years for dealing cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A drug peddling DeCavalcante crime family mobster was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison for his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John Capozzi, a 36-year-old mob associate of Union,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Los Zetas, teenage hitmen, torture and drugs: Wolf Boys gives intimate look into hellish Mexican cartel underworld

By David Amoruso

The drug war has turned Mexico into a place where death and torture are part of everyday life - literally, as commuters pass by beheaded corpses hanging from a busy overpass along with a banner carrying a Cartel message waving in the wind. This bleak hell has been captured vividly by Dan Slater in his new book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Members of Texas drug ring that smuggled thousands of kilos of marijuana plead guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two men from Moore County, Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to federal offenses stemming from their respective roles in a marijuana trafficking organization. 48-year-old Manuel Rodrigues Reyes and 50-year-old Maximilliano Gonzales each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family boss Vittorio “Vic” Amuso

By David Amoruso

Vittorio “Vic” Amuso’s reign over the Lucchese mob family has been one of pure terror, mostly for members of his own Borgata, as he ordered scores of his soldiers and captains whacked. His murderous rule has ensured his place at the head of the table, though, as he remained the official boss despite serving a life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

New Haven heroin boss pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Wilson “Pancho” Vasquez pleaded guilty Tuesday to being the leader of a large heroin distribution ring in New Haven, Connecticut. The 43-year-old drug boss had been behind bars since July 15, 2015, after he was busted by DEA agents. Seventeen others have also pleaded guilty to their role in the drug ring.

His arrest was the result of a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 4:10am — No Comments

Profile: Original New York Mafia family boss Giuseppe Profaci

By David Amoruso

Giuseppe Profaci was one of the five original New York mob bosses, leading what would become known later as the Colombo crime family of La Cosa Nostra. His tenure spanned several decades and countless violent incidents, including a Mafia uprising within his own family.

Born in the Sicilian village of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fugitive Gangster Disciples leader arrested in New Orleans

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The FBI arrested Shauntay Lamarr Craig, an alleged leader of the violent Gangster Disciples gang, in New Orleans on Sunday. The 38-year-old crime boss was hit with federal racketeering charges along with 49 other gang members on April 28, 2016, but managed to evade arrest.

Craig was wanted for his alleged…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2016 at 9:37am — No Comments

Newlyweds’ helicopter landing in town square spurs investigation into ‘Ndrangheta’s influence on local politics

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was magical! When a soon-to-be bride and groom flew in by helicopter to their wedding in the Calabrian village of Nicotera, they could see their friends and family below. Everyone had gathered in the town square, which had been cordoned off for three hours prior to their arrival. The pair’s helicopter…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Arsonists set Montreal ablaze as deadly Mafia war continues

By David Amoruso

The Montréal underworld continues its restless days and nights in the absence of deceased “boss of bosses” Vito Rizzuto. Without a strong man controlling all the various Mafia crews and gangs the city has erupted in anarchy with each group vying for control. This week, several mobbed up businesses were set ablaze by arsonists.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Cops involved in Waco biker shootout cleared by Grand Jury

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three officers of the Waco Police Department have been cleared by an internal investigation and grand jury Wednesday in relation to the deadly biker shootout at Twin Peaks restaurant in May of last…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2016 at 9:14am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family capo Luca DiMatteo

By David Amoruso

Luca DiMatteo (71) 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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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

DEA busts bi-coastal marijuana distribution ring

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The DEA busted a large-scale marijuana distribution and money laundering ring operating between California and the East Coast today, two men were charged with drug and money laundering conspiracies, one of them remains fugitive.

The two men, 40-year-old Virayuth Chau, of Temecula, California, and 31-year-old Ratanack Oung,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

UFC champion Conor McGregor’s fascination with gangsters

By David Amoruso

UFC champion Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters on the planet. A man who talks a big game and backs it up with his fists. Going by the nickname “The Notorious,” McGregor likes to use references to gangster culture to get his points across. Where does his fascination with gangsters come from? And what about his links to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Deadly, bizarre, and morbid: Author Christian Cipollini explains the uniqueness of the American Mafia’s Murder Inc.

By David Amoruso

A one stop shop for wholesale underworld contract killings run out of a candy shop, welcome to Murder Inc.: The American Mafia’s elite squad of assassins that ravaged the United States gangland during the 1930s. Author Christian Cipollini brought its gritty, morbid stories to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, and now lays bare…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

High-profile Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino latest gangster to be barred from entering a casino

By David Amoruso

Updated on September 8, 2016 - The Pennsylvania gaming control board has banned Philadelphia mob boss Joseph…

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

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

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