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Chicago Vice Lord Nation gang boss dead at 64

By David Amoruso

Willie Lloyd, a former leader of the Vice Lord Nation gang in Chicago, died Monday, at age 64. During his lifetime, Lloyd evolved from a vicious crime boss waging war on his rivals to a fierce anti-violence advocate. An assassination attempt in 2003, however, proved that the violence was never far…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

Gambino soldier Carmine Agnello busted in Cleveland

By David Amoruso

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello (photo above) was charged with running a multi-million dollar scam at his Cleveland scrapyard, yesterday. Authorities accused Agnello of theft, money laundering, conspiracy, and injecting race horses with banned substances.

Along with the New York mobster eleven others were implicated in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2015 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Is the American Mafia finished? Tune in!

Crime Beat Radio is back! Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for July 23, 2015, through September 24, 2015. Guests include Gerald Posner, David Amoruso, Tony Destefano, Todd Cimino, Steve Jackson, Anthony Amore and Chris Cipollini.

Here is the lineup:

  • July 23 – Todd Cimino, screenwriter, and Greer…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2015 at 5:11am — No Comments

Mexican drug lord El Chapo Guzman breaks out of prison

By David Amoruso

Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison and is on the run from authorities. Again.

The drug lord used a 1 mile-long tunnel as his escape route from Altiplano prison, which is located near Mexico City. The freshly constructed underground tunnel had ventilation and stairs.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

In search of the Corleonesi: How the Mafia changed forever

By Thom L. Jones

Italians know Corleone as a small, inland town of about 12000 inhabitants, situated in the highlands of Western Sicily, approximately mid-way between Palermo and Agrigento.

We mostly know Corleone as the name of a fictitious Mafia boss-Don Corleone- the central character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather. Although…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 8, 2015 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:15am — No Comments

A New Dawn For the Russian Mafia

By Dr. Gary K. Busch

One of the most interesting aspects of the current Russian problem with sanctions imposed by the West is the rejuvenation of the Russian Mafia and its role in Russian commerce. Just as the rise of the post-Yeltsin Chekists into positions of great power in…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on June 29, 2015 at 2:56am — No Comments

Boston Mafia bosses hit the streets – War looming?

By David Amoruso

Never a dull moment in the Boston underworld. After barely surviving an internecine war and the beatings Whitey Bulger and the FBI dished out, the New England La Cosa Nostra family has been working hard to rebuild. This year, several top mobsters will hit the streets, raising the ever-pertinent question: Who’s the boss?

The most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

The Blackfriars Massacre

By Thom L. Jones

Boston, Massachusetts, has long had a reputation as a corrupt and base city. Not so much a Mob town as a Mob's town. It has been plagued by criminal gangs over the years-The Winter Hill, the McLaughlins, the Mullens, the Barbozas, Roxbury, Killeens, the Gustings and the Campbells, and of course, its own little Mafia cartel, which controlled The North…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

The Milwaukee Mafia Family: Don't Sell It Short

By Gavin Schmitt

What does the word “Mafia” bring to mind? Murder, car bombs, bootlegging and other devious crimes. The back alleys of Chicago and New York. Al Capone and John Gotti. What the word rarely brings to mind is Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland will change that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments

FIFA capo Sepp Blatter boozing with Russian mob boss

By David Amoruso

The FBI dealt a huge blow to one of the world’s most corrupt “legitimate” organizations, yesterday, when it charged nine officials of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) with racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies after they enriched themselves through the corruption of soccer and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

Profile: Camorra boss Pasquale Scotti

By David Amoruso

Francisco de Castro Visconti seemed like the perfect example of an upstanding hardworking citizen. A resident of the tropical city of Recife on the north-eastern coast of Brazil, he ran a nightclub and food import business and was happily married with two beautiful kids.

Yet, he never really existed. Francisco de Castro Visconti was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Outlaw bikers go on international murder spree

By David Amoruso

This month has been the bloodiest one yet in the entire history of outlaw motorcycle gangs. And it’s not even over. The spotlight was on Waco, Texas, where nine bikers were killed. But earlier this month, in the Netherlands, three bikers were wounded in a shootout. And yesterday, in Germany one was badly injured, while another died…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Phantom of The Grand Hotel: Sicily, the Mafia, a Mystery

By Thom L. Jones

Located in the historical center of Palermo, Sicily. Founded in 1874 and renovated in 1907 by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau Style, Ernesto Basile, the exquisite Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes hotel exudes historical charm. Grand décor of marble floors and antiques combine nicely with very latest technology to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

TRAILER: Tom Hardy plays Kray twins in crime epic Legend

By David Amoruso

Ever since they came on the scene in the 1950s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray, known as the Kray twins, have dominated the London crime scene and the public’s fascination as well. And they continue to do so. This year, actor Tom Hardy will play both brothers in the epic gangster flick Legend.

Based on John Pearson's book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

DEA hero in War on Drugs honored by Secretary of Defense

By David Amoruso

When President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” in the summer of 1971, many regarded it as a hyperbole for increasing the size and presence of federal drug control agencies. For many years that’s what it was. But with the Mexican drug cartels killing federal agents and the fight against drug farmers in Afghanistan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

TRAILER: Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

The trailer of Black Mass has been released and shows Johnny Depp as infamous Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. The film is based on the book Black Mass and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Milwaukee Mafia, Hollywood drug deals, more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies And Personalities From The Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 30, 2015, through July 16, 2015. Topics covered include The Queen of True Crime, The Milwaukee Mafia, drug dealing in Hollywood, Hip Hop and the recording industry, going undercover in the drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2015 at 4:59am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Jack Bonventre

By David Amoruso

“What the fuck is there? Everybody runs to the law. Everybody’s a fucking rat. Everybody, they’re fucking horrible.” – Bonanno gangster Jack Bonventre

Bonanno mobster Jack Bonventre knows all about “the life” and its many hardships. Bonventre was convicted of a federal charge of illegal gambling in 2007, for which he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2015 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

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