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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

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

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

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

Profile: Lucchese family capo “Fat Pete” Chiodo

By David Amoruso

Never was a nickname more appropriate than the one of Lucchese crime family captain Peter Chiodo. They called him Fat Pete. Why? Well, his weight ranged from 400 to 500 pounds. Like I said, appropriate.

“Fat Pete” Chiodo was the quintessential street smart mobster. He was capable of violence, as one had to be in the Mafia, but he also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Trafficante family mobster passes away at age 85

By David Amoruso

Trafficante family mobster Cesar Augustus Rodriguez passed away March 12 at the ripe old age of 85. Known as a bar owner and gambler, his main claim to mob fame came in the 1970s when he was involved in a violent war over territory between rival Mafia factions.

Ken Sanz, a former special agent with the Florida Department of Law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family capo Joseph Denti Jr.

By David Amoruso

Joseph Denti Jr. is an alleged captain in the Genovese crime family’s New Jersey branch. His father – who was also a Genovese mobster - worked the Bronx streets as a loan shark. In the 1970s he forged friendships with several actors, chief among them…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Life of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano paints gritty comic book

By David Amoruso

The life story of legendary New York mob boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano continues to entertain the masses. After adaptations for cinema and television, Luciano’s criminal adventures now find their way to the world of comic books with the help of best-selling and award-winning crime authors Christian Cipollini and Seth…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Hollywood tells story of Chicago bosses Accardo & Giancana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Film director Michael Mann is teaming up with bestselling author Don Winslow to co-create an original novel about Chicago Outfit mob bosses …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 19, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

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