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New Arrests in Violent Albanian Drug Gang Bust

FBI personnel working in the arrest processing room

Photo Credit: Rich Kolko, FBI



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 25, 2010

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Yesterday, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant… Continue

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How the Sicilian Mafia flooded the US with heroin



Photo above was taken at Giuseppe Bono's wedding.

Standing: second from left a young Vincent Basciano, the man on his right is Philip Giaccone.

Sitting at the table from left to right: Joseph Benanti, Dominick Trinchera, J.B. Indelicato, Frank Lino, Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato.



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 4, 2008 (First appeared in the 2008 spring issue of… Continue

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Bonanno Boss: Salvatore Montagna



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 5, 2010 - Updated on November 25, 2011

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Salvatore Montagna burst onto the front page of the New York Daily News in 2006 when authorities labeled him the new acting boss of the Bonanno Crime Family. But before the public and press got to know him he was already being deported to Canada. Here is the story behind this 35-year-old reputed mob boss.…

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Bonanno Soldier: Benjamin Ruggiero



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Benjamin 'Lefty Guns' Ruggiero was one of the true Cosa Nostra Mafioso, a guy who was old school and knew how Mafia politics worked. Lefty was a Bonanno soldier who was feared and respected by his fellow Mafioso and in the end Lefty showed them all, when he just wouldn't break Omerta. Most of you probably know Lefty from the… Continue

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Bonanno Consigliere: Anthony Graziano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Anthony "T.G." Graziano was born on November 12, 1940 in New York. When asked by a judge how far he got in school, Graziano answered "about the seventh grade". Before his school days were over Graziano had taken to a life of crime which eventually saw him joining the… Continue

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Lucchese Acting Boss: Steven Crea



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 13, 2008

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Steven "Stevie Wonder" Crea is one of the leading members of the troubled Lucchese Crime Family. Crea is a powerhouse in labor racketeering. Using the reputation of the Lucchese Family and, when needed to prove that reputation, its muscle, he had gained a position in which he could put in place a mob tax of five… Continue

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Lucchese Acting Boss: Louis Daidone



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2005

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Louis "Louis Bagels" Daidone was born on February 23, 1946. In the early 1980s the FBI listed him as a soldier in the Lucchese Crime Family. In 1989 Daidone received orders that he had to kill small time car thief Thomas Gilmore. The mob suspected that Gilmore was a rat. Daidone and two associates tailed Gilmore to his home… Continue

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The Lucchese New Jersey Faction

By David Amoruso

Posted May 26, 2007

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The Lucchese Crime Family's New Jersey faction was once among the most powerful in the state. They operated from Bergen County through Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County and Union County, to Sussex County. Their criminal business included illegal gambling, loansharking, drug trafficking, cigarette smuggling, fraud, extortion, and anything else that made a fast… Continue

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Lucchese Acting Boss: Joseph Defede



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2002

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Joseph "Little Joe" Defede was born in 1934 in New York. In his early days as a mobster Defede used to operate a hot dog truck in Brooklyn that doubled as a numbers bank. As a close personal friend of Lucchese Boss Vittorio Amuso Defede started climbing the ranks and by 1994, not long after Amuso's conviction and life… Continue

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Lucchese Boss: Gaetano Lucchese



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Thomas Lucchese was Boss of the Mafia Family that still bears his name. A ruthless guy with a ruthless reputation but he somehow managed to have friends who were law abiding citizens and weren't scared of him, later when they found out he was a major figure in the New York underworld they didn't know where to run. Lucchese's… Continue

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Lucchese Acting Boss: Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Alphnose "Little Al" D'Arco was born July 28, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. As early as D'Arco could remember he hung around people who were either associates, members or even bosses of the Mafia. As he grew up in Brooklyn he made visits to bosses of all the 5 Families in New York. Pretty soon Little Al knew that this was the… Continue

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Profile of Lucchese family soldier Frank Gioia Jr.



Posted in 2006 - Updated in 2017



Frank Gioia Junior was born in 1967. From the start, his life was pretty much set in stone. He was born into "the life" as they say, his father Frank Senior and grandfather both were involved in organized crime and members of the Mafia. Growing up around mobsters it wasn't long until Gioia himself became one. At age 12, he hung around a mob owned social club, getting…

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Russian Boss: Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2002

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Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov was born in 1949 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Tokhtakhounov's first set back came when at a young age he lost his father and, not long after his fathers death, Tokhtakhounov's mother died as well leaving Tokhtakhounov alone at the age of 13 to take care of his younger brother. Growing up as a kid…

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An American Businessman In Moscow: The Story Of Paul Tatum



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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The first time the Western world became familiar with the crime entangled Russian business scene was when American businessman Paul Tatum was murdered by unknown assailants, reputedly over a business dispute. The murder sent shockwaves through the business community and had American congressmen screaming for justice. But… Continue

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Puparo Presents: Russian O.C. 21st Century

Dedicated to our deceased brother in arms Robert I Friedman. Rest in Peace my sensei (teacher) on the Russian mobs, we will complete your mission! - Puparo (Post a message to him)

Written material collected by Puparo in a warning against the russian mobs



President Putin, minister of Internal Affairs Roesjajlo



In january 2000 becomes Vladimir Putin (48) acting… Continue

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Puparo Presents: Russian O.C. 1995 - 1999

Dedicated to our deceased brother in arms Robert I Friedman. Rest in Peace my sensei (teacher) on the Russian mobs, we will complete your mission! - Puparo (Post a message to him)

Written material collected by Puparo in a warning against the russian mobs



Russia, President Jelsin,Prime minister Tsernomyrdin, minister of Defence Igor Sergejev, chief of the army staff ,… Continue

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Puparo Presents: Russian O.C. 1990 - 1994

GOS (former Soviet Union)



Dedicated to our deceased brother in arms Robert I Friedman. Rest in Peace my sensei (teacher) on the Russian mobs, we will complete your mission! - Puparo (Post a message to him)

Written material collected by Puparo in a warning against the russian mobs



Moscow



Around 1990 divided 5 Russian crimegroups the rackets in Moscow. In Moscow had the Ljubertsi the prostitution, the Dolgoproedny were the extortionists. There are also the… Continue

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Puparo presents: The Roaring 1980s (Part 2)

Back to Part 1



Genovese boss Salerno

Also meet that year 1984 Maishe and Salerno at the lawyer's Roy Cohn office.



Gaetano Badalamenti arrested

Swiss police arrest 5 april 1984 in Zurich Vincenzo Randazzo a nephew of

Gaetano Badalamenti and 8 april in Madrid Gaetano Badalamenti, his son

Vito and his nephew Pietro Alfano get arrested.… Continue

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Puparo presents: The Roaring 1980s (Part 1)

Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.



Bonanno capo Salvatore "Sal" Catalano marriage

7 Februari 1980 Salvatore "Sal" Catalano marries at Sicily.



Bonanno capo Salvatore "Sal" Catalano photographed at Sicily

14 Februari 1980 Catalano, Ganci, Filippo Ragusa, John Licata (the son of killed Knickerbocker Avenue… Continue

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Puparo presents: The Roaring 1970s

Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.



New Jersey Teamster local 560 business agent Nunzio Provenzano

The 1970 appointment of Nunzio Provenzano as business agent.



Persico’s man Shorty Spero

Capo Persico’s man Shorty Spero had in his crew Gravano, Ralph Ronga (killed later by police during a holdup), Joe… Continue

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