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Genovese and Gambino Mobsters in Garbage Bust

“I'm in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you're mobbed up. It's a stereotype. And it's offensive. (…) There is no Mafia.” - Tony Soprano

By David Amoruso

Thirty-two members and associates of the Genovese, Gambino, and Lucchese crime families were hit with various racketeering charges yesterday, all…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 17, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

How Not to Shoot the Mafia

Mussomeli, Sicily, once home of the legendary godfather Giuseppe Genco Russo

By Carl Russo

After the spectacular capture of Corleone capomafia Bernardo Provenzano by police in 2006, Sicily braced for a blowback. If history is an indicator, observers warned, a Mafia war will break out. And it will take the form of either an…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2013 at 3:06am — 1 Comment

Chicago Hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. Dies in Prison

By David Amoruso

Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr. died Christmas day at the age of 75. He was serving a life sentence at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina after having been convicted of several murders at the Family Secrets trial in Chicago.

Calabrese Sr. will not be remembered as a kind person. During his trial there was…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

The Definitive History of the Genovese Family

The Genovese Crime Family is seen as the most secretive and successful mob group in New York and maybe even the country. Also known as The Westside, today the Genoveses are the largest crime family in the Big Apple and have managed to keep the number of turncoats to a minimum.

The family has a long and bloody history. A history that Puparo has decided to…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

The Man in Black: Gaspare Magaddino

By Thom L. Jones

Top end of Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, right on the Brooklyn-Queens boundary line. Friday evening, November 10th 1967.

It’s a quiet Jewish, Italian community. Like every neighborhood or district in the biggest city in America, it has stories to tell if you listen hard enough. Tongue-numbing Dutch names like Onderdonk jostle for space with simple…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mob Hit in South Philadelphia

By David Amoruso

The Philadelphia crime family is finally returning to its dysfunctional roots. After a decade of relative peace and quiet under the guidance of boss Joseph Ligambi, South Philadelphia was shocked on Wednesday by the first mob hit in years.

On Wednesday, around 3 p.m., gunshots were heard across Iseminger Street in Philadelphia. Gino DiPietro, 50, was…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Greedy bankers of HSBC working with drug cartels

By David Amoruso

Not all men are created equal. And there is a different set of rules for a different class of people. Case in point: Greedy bankers versus blue-collar mobsters.

Colombo associate Pat Truglia stood trial for money laundering last month. Prosecutors alleged Truglia, together with Colombo consigliere Thomas Farese, laundered $40,000…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2012 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Irish ‘Godfather’ Eamon Kelly Gunned Down in Dublin

By David Amoruso

He was called “The Godfather” by the Irish media and every gangster who was worth his guns sought his guidance. Crime boss Eamon Kelly sat firmly on top of the Irish underworld and loved every minute of it. Up until his very last minute, yesterday, when he was shot dead by an assassin.

Eamon Kelly spent his last minutes on earth…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2014 at 6:20am — 2 Comments

The Jamaican Shower Posse: A Family Business

By David Amoruso

Christopher “Dudus” Coke controlled a state within a state on the poor west side of Kingston, Jamaica. He was the man who provided his underlings with free electricity. With schooling and food. He even provided them with the rule of law. His law. And when a drug lord like Coke lays down the law, there will be blood. Lots of it.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mobster Di Maulo 14th victim of Montreal Mafia war

By David Amoruso

The city of Montreal is at the center of a mob war that claimed its 14th victim last week when Joseph Di Maulo (photo above) was killed in front of his house. Exactly who is gunning for who remains unclear, but with mob boss Vito Rizzuto back in town after being released from a U.S. prison rumors are running wild.

Was it a street…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Australian bikers fighting wars while cashing with the Cartel

By David Amoruso

Australian outlaw motorcycle groups have been making headline after headline these past few months. Shootings and beatings have been shaking up the sunny cities of the land down under as bikers are fighting amongst each other over territory and new members. And now, it seems, a Mexican drug cartel has joined the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

‘Ndrangheta Mob War in Australia

By Steven Ralph

In part 4 of his series on organized crime in Australia, Steven Ralph details the bloody war fought between members of the same ‘Ndrangheta cell in Melbourne in the 1960s. A fight for control over rackets, and revenge.

Muratore family;

I do rite this letter in English as I want your kids to read your roten old man…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

The Kindness of Death

By Thom L. Jones

Early morning Thursday, Christmas Eve, 1992.

A maroon, four door, Mercury Topaz slows to a halt at traffic lights in Ozone Park, a suburb in Queens, New York.

The driver is a slim, dark-haired, dark skinned Italian-American. The passenger, his wife, is a diminutive, chubby, doe-eyed woman. She is thirty-one, three years older than her husband. They…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2012 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

The Time I Hurt Mobster Henry Hill’s Feelings

By David Amoruso

A year before his death, mobster-turned-snitch-turned-celebrity Henry Hill almost blew off an appearance on a radio show because of a comment I made about him. The whole incident gives some nice insight into the ego of a glorified street hustler and the powerful influence of fame.

After becoming a celebrity when his book “…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2012 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Former Gangsters Beefing About Books

By David Amoruso

The world of books and authors is a peaceful place far removed from the mean streets where drug dealers sell their product and murder their rivals. But with more and more gangsters getting into the writing business things are heating up. Old beefs, new disputes, and the age-old underworld question: Whose word is law?

Organized crime is booming…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Philly Mob Boss' Own Words To Be Used Against Him

By David Amoruso

Loose lips sink ships… and mafia families. For over a decade Joseph Ligambi has been credited with returning the dysfunctional Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra family to old world values of secrecy and efficiency. After he replaced Joseph Merlino as boss the juicy news and street gossip dried up. Until now.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2012 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview With The Men Behind Crime Beat

In a very short time Crime Beat Radio has become a huge hit on the world wide web. Run by Ron Chepesiuk and William Hryb the show covers the shady world of crime. Its topics range from the Italian Mafia to mob wives to serial killers to crimes committed by states and governments and Chepesiuk and Hryb invite the best and most knowledgeable guests to shine…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments

Godmother Griselda Blanco shot to death in Colombia

Griselda Blanco, nicknamed "The Cocaine Godmother", was gunned down by an assassin in Medellin, Colombia, on Monday. The Miami Herald reports that: “According to Colombian press reports, two gunmen on motorcycles pulled up to Blanco as she walked out of a butcher shop in Medellin, her hometown. One man pumped two bullets into her head, according to El…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

The Star of Forest Hills

By Thom L. Jones

In 1960, Joe and Jack Taliercio opened a restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. They had worked as chefs in some of the finest restaurants in Europe and in Manhattan, and working as a family, determined to create a historic food locale. They leased premises at 102-11 Queens Boulevard, and began serving food a la Neapolitan style to a rapidly growing and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Three Dead Mobsters, Three Different Stories.

By David Amoruso

These last few weeks the news of the death of three mobsters hit the airwaves. All three men died of natural causes. Though they were all members of the Mafia, their stories not only show the different path mobsters take, but also how much La Cosa Nostra influenced various businesses and areas in the United States.

Let’s start with…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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