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Profile: Lucchese crime family boss Vittorio “Vic” Amuso

By David Amoruso

Vittorio “Vic” Amuso’s reign over the Lucchese mob family has been one of pure terror, mostly for members of his own Borgata, as he ordered scores of his soldiers and captains whacked. His murderous rule has ensured his place at the head of the table, though, as he remained the official boss despite serving a life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 8:19am — 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: Lucchese family capo Richard “The Toupee” Pagliarulo

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Richard Pagliarulo came from a mob crew where nicknames were brutally honest. Peter Chiodo, his predecessor as crew leader, was nicknamed Fat Pete, because he was…well…fat. He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 5:44am — 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

Profile: Lucchese family soldier Michael “Baldy Mike” Spinelli

By David Amoruso

If you thought Michael Spinelli’s nickname was bad, wait until you’ve heard the story of how he became a made member of the Lucchese crime family. As far as gangland stories go, Spinelli’s is anything but Hollywood material. Yet,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

Thom L. Jones' Mob Corner - Overview



Intro:



Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.



A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Lucchese Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 120 and 130 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Tom Gagliano

Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan sharking, waste management, construction and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Top 5 of True Stand Up Wiseguys

By David Amoruso

Joseph Massino, the first New York mob boss to become a cooperating witness, feels he has earned a release from prison. This week, the New York Daily News reported that the FBI agrees and asked the judge to reduce the former Bonanno big wig’s life sentence as a reward for his unprecedented cooperation. “As the first official boss of the American Mafia to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

The Evil That Men Do: The killing of Robert Kubecka & Donald Barstow



By Thom L. Jones



Salvatore Avellino recorded by electronic surveillance:



'Do you understand me, now when you got a guy that steps out of line and this and that, now you got the whip. You got the fuckin' whip. This is what he, Tony Corallo, tells me all the time, a strong union makes money for everybody, including the wise… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2010 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Lucchese Acting Boss: Steven Crea



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 13, 2008

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Steven "Stevie Wonder" Crea is one of the leading members of the troubled Lucchese Crime Family. Crea is a powerhouse in labor racketeering. Using the reputation of the Lucchese Family and, when needed to prove that reputation, its muscle, he had gained a position in which he could put in place a mob tax of five… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 6:02am — No Comments

Lucchese Acting Boss: Joseph Defede



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2002

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Joseph "Little Joe" Defede was born in 1934 in New York. In his early days as a mobster Defede used to operate a hot dog truck in Brooklyn that doubled as a numbers bank. As a close personal friend of Lucchese Boss Vittorio Amuso Defede started climbing the ranks and by 1994, not long after Amuso's conviction and life… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

Lucchese Acting Boss: Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Alphnose "Little Al" D'Arco was born July 28, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. As early as D'Arco could remember he hung around people who were either associates, members or even bosses of the Mafia. As he grew up in Brooklyn he made visits to bosses of all the 5 Families in New York. Pretty soon Little Al knew that this was the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

A Death in the Family

By Thom L. Jones



In those last few seconds, as his life was disappearing like an evanescent breath, nothing to protect him, no salvation at hand, his thoughts must have been perhaps his wife and children; his family to be torn apart by his sudden and awful ending. Did he cry out in frustration at the inevitability of this act of duplicity locking him into this act of ultimate violence; or the venal manoeuvre that enticed him into a cul-de-sac from which there could be no escape? The… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

The Mafia Cops: How Two NYPD Cops Killed for the Mob

Stephen Caracappa (l) and Louis Eppolito (r)



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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I kept a sawed-off shotgun in my locker for just such occasions. It fit snugly under the folds of my trench coat. I spotted Frankie sitting at a card table walked up behind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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