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Top 4 stone cold gangsters who look like total wimps

By David Amoruso

Looks can be deceiving. Never was that more true than for the following four gangsters. When looking at them, one doesn’t see a bunch of tough guys. One doesn’t get the idea he’s looking at murderers. Yet, these men were all just that: Stone cold gangsters who instilled fear and respect among even the scariest of men. This, despite the fact…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 30, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Montreal Mafia war claims life of yet another mob boss

By David Amoruso

Rocco Sollecito, a reputed leader in the Montreal Mafia, was shot to death in broad daylight as he sat in his white BMW SUV just a few hundred meters away from police headquarters in Laval, a city north of Montreal.

His brazen murder is the latest in a string of underworld killings in and around Montreal. Three months ago,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family underboss Eugene Castelle

By David Amoruso

Eugene “Boopsie” Castelle (photo above) has had quite an unusual ride to the top of New York’s Lucchese crime family. He’s known as a bodybuilder who – allegedly – didn’t mind using steroids and other drugs to get his body and mind in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

How mob boss Meyer Lansky laundered the American Mafia’s dirty cash – and made them bigger than U.S. Steel

By David Amoruso

The pinnacle of organized crime is laundering your ill-gotten monies into crispy clean dollar bills that are out of reach of law enforcement and the IRS. Nowadays, this is something understood by most crime bosses and drug lords, but back in the 1930s there was just one man who had the vision and smarts to help the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Clock is ticking: Mexico approves El Chapo’s extradition to US

By David Amoruso

It remains hard to believe, but the moment Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, will set foot in an American prison cell is coming ever closer. Yesterday, Mexico’s foreign ministry approved his extradition to the United States where he faces a long list of charges ranging from money laundering and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Profile: Rockford crime family mobster Salvatore Galluzzo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

With his death on May 4, 2016, at the age of 82, mobster Salvatore “Sam” Galluzzo closed the extensive file the FBI had on him relating to his involvement in the Rockford La Cosa Nostra family and possibly the Sicilian Mafia. Many in local law enforcement and at least one newspaper reporter felt that Galluzzo was the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Mafia traitor Tommaso Buscetta’s life story to hit big screen

By David Amoruso

Tommaso Buscetta was the first boss of the Sicilian Mafia to break omerta and tell authorities (almost) all he knew about the secretive criminal brotherhood. Now, Italian filmmakers will produce a big-budget film to tell the story of his life and how he became The Traitor.

That, by the way, is also the movie’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Prison Gangs: The Aryan Brotherhood

By David Amoruso

To survive in prison one has to be ruthless. Especially when one is severely outnumbered in a sea filled with thousands of sharks. The founders of the Aryan Brotherhood understood this when they formed their prison gang somewhere around 1964 in California’s San Quentin State Prison.

Established as a way to protect white convicts from black and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2016 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Boston mobsters sentenced to prison for extortion scheme

By David Amoruso

Two alleged members of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday in connection with extortion. Anthony Spagnolo (74) - photo above - was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000. Earlier, in the same case, Pryce Quintina (76) was sentenced to 15…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

The deadly battle for control over New York’s Chinatown

By David Amoruso

New York City is a booming business for those who rule over it. For over a century, the Italian American Mafia’s five families of La Cosa Nostra ruled its boroughs with an iron fist. Yet, by the 1990s, the mob’s power had dwindled giving other groups a chance at their own piece of this lucrative pie.

New York's Chinatown has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 5:33am — No Comments

Ohio mobster, brother of Youngstown Mafia boss dies

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Dante Strollo, the brother of Youngstown, Ohio, mob boss Lenny Strollo - photo above, died on Tuesday. He was 89 years old.

The Strollos were a major force in the Youngstown underworld in the 1970s through to the early 1990s, controlling gambling and extortion rackets. Though his brother was a captain in the Pittsburgh…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: The Infiltrator (2016)

By David Amoruso

Heisenberg takes on Pablo Escobar! If you ever needed a line to sell your movie this is it. In The Infiltrator we see Bryan Cranston, known best for his role as Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad, as a seasoned undercover U.S. Customs agent who goes in deep as he infiltrates the American branch of Colombian drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 26, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

New Jersey mob boss Francesco Guarraci dies at age 61

By David Amoruso

Reputed DeCavalcante crime family mob boss Francesco Guarraci passed away on April 14, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 61. Guarraci became acting boss of the New Jersey mob around 2006.

Guarraci was born in Ribera, Sicily, and came to New Jersey in 1967, where he settled in Elizabeth. According to his …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2016 at 7:18am — No Comments

Editorial: New York tabloid ridicules mob son who went legit

By David Amoruso

Weird. That’s what I thought when I read the New York Daily News piece headlined “EXCLUSIVE: Son of Colombo family mob boss now delivers pizza for Brooklyn pizzeria.” Weird that this is an “exclusive” story. Weird that this is treated as news even. But beyond the headline things got even weirder.

The article itself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2016 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Profile: Bonanno family associate Joseph Gambina

By David Amoruso

Did you hear the story about the mob associate who received an offer he couldn’t refuse? Long story short: He refused. In 2004, Bonanno crime family wiseguy Joseph “Giuseppe” Gambina was asked by his boss, Vincent Basciano, to murder fellow…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Take a tour through mob boss Al Capone’s 'playground'

By David Amoruso

Al Capone. His name still stands as the most infamous among gangsters. Though he was known foremost as a Chicago mob boss, his influence and territory stretched way beyond the city limits into small town America. Crime historian Chriss Lyon now offers folks the chance to take a walking tour through one such town, dubbed “Capone’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Joseph DiNapoli

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Joseph DiNapoli (photos above) has seen it all. The longtime mobster grew up in the life alongside his two brothers, both made members of the Genovese family, and climbed to the top of the pyramid when…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Profile: Gambino family associate Gennaro Bruno

By David Amoruso

Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno’s criminal career began when he joined a violent Ozone Park, Queens, street gang called the Young Guns. Surrounded by a group of young, wannabe thugs, Bruno began establishing his credentials as a gangster. His end goal was clear: La Cosa Nostra.

Throughout its history, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 14, 2016 at 6:02am — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: TJ English’s Cuban mob book The Corporation to be turned into film starring Benicio Del Toro

By David Amoruso (A Gangsters Inc. Exclusive)

Get ready for a blockbuster mob movie! The film rights to T.J. English’s upcoming book The Corporation, about the Cuban mob in America, have been sold to Paramount and Appian Way. Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro is set to star.

“The story of the Cuban mob in the U.S. really is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — 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

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