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“Cocaine Cowboy” Mickey Munday charged in $1.6M car theft ring

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former drug smuggler who stepped into the limelight when he starred in the hugely successful 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys, has gotten in trouble with the law yet again. 71-year-old Michael “Mickey” Munday was charged yesterday alongside seven others in a car fraud ring that made $1.6 million between 2008 and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

There Goes the Neighbor Hood: Take a tour through Chicago’s gangland with Oak Park River Forest Gangster Tour

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Have you always wanted to see where notorious Chicago mob bosses like Al Capone and Sam Giancana lived, where they enjoyed some quality time with their wife and kids after a day spent planning murder and mayhem? Now’s your chance! Starting May 21, mob author John J. Binder takes people on his Oak Park River…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:26am — No Comments

Hamilton mobster Angelo Musitano shot dead in front of home - "He had too many enemies. Too many hits."

By David Amoruso - Updated on May 4, 2017

Mobster Angelo “Ang” Musitano (photo above) was shot to death in the driveway of his Waterdown home in Hamilton, Ontario, yesterday afternoon around 4 p.m. He was 39 and would’ve turned 40 this coming Sunday. His killer has not been apprehended.

Police describe the suspect to …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 3, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel boss Dámaso López arrested – Was former right-hand man of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman

By David Amoruso

Mexican authorities arrested Sinaloa cartel boss Dámaso López in an upper middle class neighborhood in Mexico City early Tuesday morning. He was once the right-hand man of the Sinaloa cartel’s supreme leader,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

FBI sting operation snares Turkish Canadian drug boss – Tried smuggling 100 kilos of cocaine to Canada

By David Amoruso

The United States may be one of the biggest consumer markets for drugs of any kind, but at the same time there is no country on earth that enforces its anti-drug laws as rigorously. Smugglers, traffickers and kingpins the world over have taken note and fear ending up in a U.S. prison. Still, sometimes the lure of untold…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Rise of the Indian Mafia and Bollywood

By Gary K. Busch

One of the least well-known of the international criminal organisations is the Indian Mafia. It is not only centred on India but has spread across the globe. Among other areas of influence, it has thrived through its engagement with the Indian entertainment industry, better known as “Bollywood”. It has come into prominence recently for its…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on April 26, 2017 at 5:07am — No Comments

“Biggest heist of century” shocks Paraguay as robbers use grenades to steal $40M, kill one cop in shootout

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It has been dubbed “the biggest heist of the century” by authorities and if you’re thinking they are exaggerating, think again. A group of around 50 armed men rode into the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este Monday morning to wreak havoc and make off with an estimated $40 million dollars.

The crew split up…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Once a crook, always a crook? The gangster who joined the Witness Protection Program but never left his life of crime

By Gary Jenkins

Did you ever wonder what happens to folks when they enter the Witness Protection Program? In this article, I will tell you what happened to a Milwaukee man who testified against some mob associates. He found it hard to leave his old life behind.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2017 at 4:42am — No Comments

New York cocaine trafficker with links to Italian ‘Ndrangheta who used Queens restaurant as front gets 18 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gregorio Gigliotti was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on Tuesday for narcotics trafficking and firearm offenses. The 61-year-old man used his family’s Queens-based Italian restaurant as a front for importing 55 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica hidden among produce. Gigliotti’s operation was allegedly linked to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Secrets & Lies: Bringing down the Mafia and Italian State

By Thom L. Jones

If you Google ‘Mafia’ you will get 163,000,000 hits.

If you Google ‘Cosa Nostra’ you will get 5,280,000 hits.

In 1950 the Mafia did not exist, publicly that is. Sicily knew about it, but even then, to the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Ronald Giallanzo

By David Amoruso

Ronald “Ronnie G.” Giallanzo is described by authorities as a career criminal. His criminal record is pretty voluminous, which isn’t strange considering he’s been a made member of New York’s Bonanno crime family for nearly two decades…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale’s Last Don Standing reveals a gangster desperately in search of respect

By David Amoruso

Ralph Natale was the first official boss in the American Mafia to become a turncoat and testify against his former underlings. During a short spell in the 1990s, he led what was left of the Philadelphia crime family after nearly two decades of violence. In his biography Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

Goodfellas mobster and grandson of New York mob boss John Gotti arrested, charged with arson and robbery

By David Amoruso

The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York, charged Bonanno crime family mobster Vincent Asaro (photo above, right), John J. Gotti (photo above, left), and five other men yesterday with a variety of crimes including arson, robbery, and home invasion. Both Asaro and Gotti – as well as two other defendants - pleaded…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments

Thief who sold two Van Gogh paintings to Camorra Mafia says he hid at mansion of FC Barcelona player Patrick Kluivert

By David Amoruso

The thief behind one of the biggest art heists in history stepped into the spotlight yesterday as he went on various Dutch talk shows to discuss how he stole two Van Gogh paintings worth millions from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 and eventually sold them to a Camorra drug boss. In between, he also claims to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Running poker and dice games for the Detroit Mob

By Alan Gunner Lindbloom

After high school, I lived a strange sort of double life. I had my normal friends, and then I had my cousins and the guys I hustled with. I tried working a few odd jobs, but hated manual labor and I always quit after a few days. I used to joke and tell people, “I think I’m allergic to work.” I was a hustler at heart. I knew how…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 3:49am — No Comments

The story behind the documentary: Back Home, Years Ago: The Real Casino

Filmmaker Joseph Alexandre’s fascination with the true story behind Martin Scorsese’s mob epic Casino started long before the movie’s release. It all began in the 1980s, while he was working at a Chicago style pizzeria and heard about “the guy,” a man who came around with his College Bowl picks. That “guy” was Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2017 at 2:51am — No Comments

The two sides of New York mob boss Joe Colombo and how his murder remains unsolved for over forty years

By David Amoruso

The 1971 hit on New York Mafia boss Joseph Colombo – in public at the second Italian Unity Day rally - was one of the most infamous of its kind. Though the hitman was killed on the scene, questions remained. Four decades later, Colombo’s son Anthony reached a point where he didn’t want to keep the story in anymore. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

The Godfather cast reunites at Tribeca Film Festival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The gang is back together! The entire (surviving) cast of The Godfather will reunite for one special evening. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and the man behind the camera Francis Ford Coppola will come together on April 29 for the Tribeca Film Festival’s closing-night…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

Gambino family capo Bartolomeo Vernace dies in prison

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally had to face the music in 2013 when he was found guilty of a 1981 murder and various racketeering charges. His victim was an innocent bar owner who had nothing to do with the mob. Vernace on the other hand rose rapidly through the underworld while dodging murder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Profile: Greek crime boss Panagiotis Vlastos

By Milko

Panagiotis Vlastos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1971. Growing up in Metamorfosi, Vlastos got involved in crime at an early age, committing theft and burglaries. In the 1990s, he and another gangster named Kostas Nastoulis were fighting a gangland war against each other. In 1994, Vlastos murdered Yerasimos Nastoulis, a brother of Kostas, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

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