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Pagans Motorcycle Club boss gets prison for gun violations

By David Amoruso

A high-ranking leader of the Florida chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week after he was convicted of firearm charges. Another member of the club received 12 months behind bars. The convictions signal the ending of a very successful undercover operation targeting the biker club’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

Murder of mob boss Rocco Zito: Hit or domestic dispute?

By David Amoruso

‘Ndrangheta boss Rocco Zito (photo above) was murdered last Friday inside his modest Toronto residence. Does his death signal the arrival of the new generation of Mafiosi or was it a case of an argument gone deadly? Though these and many other questions remain unanswered, one…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 31, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Defeating ‘Ndrangheta is possible, Italy’s President says

By David Amoruso

The ‘Ndrangheta may be Italy’s most powerful organized crime group, but its defeat is possible and is deemed a “national objective […] and a duty that must be placed at the top of any government agenda,” Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella said yesterday.

Calling the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments

Ten Must-Visit Mob Bars and Lounges

By Scott Deitche

The mob and drinking have been inextricably linked since the Volstead Act in 1919. Prohibition gave organized crime the revenue stream it needed to gain a foothold in big cities and small towns across America. But even after Prohibition ended, mobsters were active in the liquor industry, from distributorships to control of State Beverage Commissions.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

New England mobster sentenced for drug conspiracy

By David Amoruso

Louis L. DiNunzio, an alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston this week for conspiring to traffic over 40 kilograms of marijuana. The 29-year-old mobster was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000. 

In September 2015, DiNunzio, of Medford,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2016 at 2:54am — No Comments

How two Russian mobsters got caught up in the Iraqi civil war

By Niko Vorobjov

Until that small matter of downing one of their aircraft, Turkey was a popular spot for millions of Russian tourists. It’s sunny and not too far away – just a hop and a skip across the Black Sea – and unlike Europe there’s no mountains of paperwork to get a visa. There’s even a hotel in Antalya themed on the Kremlin. Maybe…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What was Sean Penn’s role in the capture of El Chapo?

By David Amoruso

Just when you thought the story of Joaquin Guzman, Mexico’s top drug lord, couldn’t get any stranger, Hollywood’s bad boy and Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn steps into the fold with an exclusive interview he had with El Chapo several months ago. Despite all of Guzman’s answers, the interview mainly raises questions. Among them,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: John Gotti Jr. sits down with Gangsters Inc.

By David Amoruso

John Gotti Junior’s life has been a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. As son of the most famous mob boss since Al Capone, he followed his father into the Mafia and into prison. It was there, after finding out that his father - who was his cause - was terminally ill, that he decided to break with his old life and quit the mob. Now,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2016 at 2:28pm — 12 Comments

San Francisco Triad boss Chow guilty on all charges

By David Amoruso

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the 56-year-old crime boss who ruled San Francisco’s Chinatown, was found guilty of murder, racketeering, and conspiracy to murder yesterday. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced on March 23. Chow was among 29 people, including a former California state senator, busted in an undercover…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug boss "El Chapo" Guzman caught

By David Amoruso - story updated as news comes in

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been caught, Mexican President Pena Nieto announced on Twitter, see photo below. He wrote: "Mission accomplished: We got him."

Guzman was apprehended early this morning after a shootout between his bodyguards and the Mexican Navy. Acting on a tip the military…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Racketeering and drug charges for leaders of Bandidos gang

By David Amoruso

Authorities in Texas have arrested the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges, yesterday. Charges stem from Bandidos’ war with rival biker gang Cossacks MC and a drug ring run by Bandidos leaders and members of its Colorado chapter.

Bandidos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Leader of La Familia drug cartel tortured and killed

By David Amoruso

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Mexican drug lord Carlos Rosales Mendoza’s life ended in familiar fashion. His dead body was dumped along with three other corpses in the carpark of a tollbooth along a motorway in western Mexico. All four men had been tortured and shot to death.

Rosales Mendoza was the founder of La…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Camorra mobster gets life in prison for murder of drug dealer

By David Amoruso

Camorra gangster Giuseppe De Filippis (photo above, left) was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the 2014 murder of a Nigerian drug dealer in the town of Mondragone. The trial of De Filippis shed light on how the local Camorra is outsourcing some of its rackets to emerging foreign groups.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

The Life and Death of Mafia Capo Anthony Carfano

By Thom L. Jones

Life being what it is, one thinks of revenge - Charles Baudelaire

It's another one of those images that have stayed with us over the years. Almost sixty. A different time then, in every respect. The little guy dead in his car, engine running, headlights on, slumped back in the seat, left hand clutching the steering wheel,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Gotti movie starring John Travolta begins shooting in March

By David Amoruso

It’s official: The new Gotti movie Shadow of My Father will begin filming in March of 2016. Director Kevin Connolly shared a photo of the script on social media and the official Twitter page of the film posted the release date along with it.

Shadow of My Father is based on …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

The facts behind the Kansas City Mob depicted in Fargo

By David Amoruso

The second season of Fargo, the critically acclaimed television series on FX, is its best so far. With two crime families fighting a bloody war for control over small-town America, viewers are treated to some amazing TV. Still, I wondered, how “true” is the story of the Kansas City Mob battling the Gerhardt family?

Each…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 30, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Frank Sinatra, Crooked Brooklyn & more

Crime Beat Radio is back! Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for December 3, 2015, through February 11, 2016. Topics covered include the drug war, gangsters in Prohibition, Spy Craft, government corruption, presidential assassinations, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • December 3 - Richard Muti, the author of…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 7:47am — No Comments

Sicily's Cosa Nostra can’t stop ISIS, says Mafia historian Lupo

Photo: The aftermath of the bomb attack on the A29 motorway near Capaci, Sicily, that killed anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards.

By David Amoruso

As ISIS’ reign of terror is sending shockwaves through Europe, many of us are left guessing and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Leaders of Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels busted in raids

By David Amoruso

Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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