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July Issue of Informer Journal Available Now

In this month's issue of Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement:

 

  • J. Edgar Hoover reflects on his Mafia denials
  • The History of the Mafia in Boston - First of a series
  • Identifying the confidential informants of Chicago
  • The 'Social Clubs' of Providence's Federal Hill
  • New England Mafia Membership…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Full-Time Gangsters Part-Time Rappers



By David Amoruso



What a weird world we live in. A world in which we have celebrities who are famous for no apparent reason, at least not a reason anyone can name, they simply are famous. And those that did make it big, have a strong urge to be something else. In an earlier… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Chinatown Gangs in Boston Busted

By David Amoruso



While the media is still focused on the arrest of Irish crime boss turned informant turned fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger, one tends to forget there are a lot of other criminal groups still operating in Boston. A recent bust puts the spotlight on the city’s… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Kill The Chinaman

By Thom L. Jones



‘It is the theory that decides what can be observed.

If the facts don’t fit the theory change the facts.’

Albert Einstein



New York Times April 16th 1931:



It took ten years and a lot of shooting to kill Giuseppe Masseria. He was Joe the Boss to the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 8, 2011 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

New Crime Beat Radio Schedule Offers Snitches, Gangsters And Pimps



Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the Darkside has been programming since January 28 of this year and is currently averaging 70,000 listeners plus each week, and the figure is growing.



Crime Beat is now pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for the period from July 14 to September 2, 2011: Topics covered include lynching, snitching,… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 8, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

New Book Profiles Amazing But True Crime Stories From The Hood

Many of the books written about the black gangster have been, for the most part, lengthy tomes focusing on the kingpins of the gangland scene, gangsters with names like Nicky Barnes, Frank Lucas, Lorenzo Fat Cat Nichols and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 5, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Exclusive Interview With Convicted LSD Kingpin Turned Author Seth Ferranti

Gangsters Inc. is proud to present an exclusive interview with imprisoned author Seth Ferranti about life in prison, stand up guys, snitches, crime boss Supreme McGriff, being an author behind bars, and his plans for when he is released.



As a young man, Ferranti was convicted of running a continual criminal enterprise that dealt in LSD. He was sentenced to over 25 years in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mob Boss Whitey Bulger Arrested

By David Amoruso



So we drive west, keep driving till we find a nice little town. These towns out in the desert, you know why they got there? People wanted to get way from somewhere else. The desert's for startin' over.Quote from the movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Gangland Hits Caught On Video

By David Amoruso



“Big Brother is watching you,” George Orwell wrote in his famous novel 1984. And with all the security cameras, webcams, and cellular phones with video and photo cameras that indeed seems to be the case. Media around the world are showing us images and video of any incident that occurred, be it a terrorist attack or robbery, viewers at home have a… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Former Drug Kingpin Ike Atkinson Tells All In New Documentary

In the movie "American Gangster," Ike Atkinson appears as the minor character "Nate," who is depicted as gangster Frank Lucas's cousin and as the drug trafficker who…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Michael Harris: A Convicted Drug Kingpin Who Gave Denzel His Start on Broadway

Special to Gangsters Inc.

This is an excerpt from Straight from the Hood: Amazing but True Gangster Tales, a new book by Ron Chepesiuk and Scott Wilson that’s published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com).



Michael Harris: A Convicted Drug Kingpin Who Gave One of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Man is the Cruelest Animal: The story of “Trigger” Mike Coppola

By Thom L. Jones



The man who appeared to be always photographed with a perpetual sneer on his face, seemingly had a temperament to match. Like many short men, he made up for lost inches with a bombastic, in-your-face approach to life. He is best remembered by the media for the way he treated women, rather than for his prowess as a gangster, although he was skilled in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Puparo's History of the Camorra

The text and chapters below have been collected and written by Puparo. Any new information is much appreciated and can be left in the comments.



Chapters:



  • Early Camorra History (scroll to bottom)…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Philly Mob Boss Joseph Ligambi Indicted

By David Amoruso



It was a nice run while it lasted, but after eleven years at the helm of Philadelphia’s mob family, Joseph Ligambi has been arrested. He is charged with illegal gambling, extortion, loansharking, and obstruction of justice. A dozen other members and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Crime Beat Radio Show Releases Upcoming Program Schedule

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the Darkside has been programming since January 28 of this year and is currently averaging 60,000 listeners plus each week, and the figure is growing.



Crime Beat is now pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule:



  • May 26: Eric Forchion (AKA NJWeedman) Forchion,activist and Rastafarian,…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 20, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Colombo Boss: Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli

By David Amoruso



“I’m going to hell!”



The above is a quote attributed to Colombo Crime Family leader Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli. According to the FBI, Gioeli uttered the words to a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Biker News: Brawling For Territory

By David Amoruso



It’s been another busy week in the world of outlaw bikers. Especially for the European chapters. Things popped off a week ago, when a leading member of the Norwegian Hells Angels was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison. 51-year-old Leif Ivar Kristiansen was jailed for drugs offences, aggravated robbery, as well as threatening behavior towards…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

An Introduction To The New York Albanian Mob

By Kevin Heldman



It's not every day that two weed dealers from New York City face the death penalty.



These two are a pair of Albanian-American brothers from Staten Island named Saimir and Bruno Krasniqi, ages 29 and 26. They, along with a 27-year-old partner named Almir Rrapo—who was a civil servant in Albania, working for a deputy prime minister at the time of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Square Grouper: Godfathers of Ganja

By David Amoruso



When the people that brought you the documentary Cocaine Cowboys have a new film out, you know it is going to be a must-see. And with Square Grouper: Godfathers of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Genovese Capo Sentenced to 10 Years For Murder Conspiracy

By David Amoruso



“Anthony Palumbo’s decades long crime spree has finally come to an end. He is going to prison which is exactly where he belongs.” Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, could not have been any more clear and direct in his statement about Genovese mobster Palumbo (photo above).



Today, Anthony “Tony…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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