By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.
Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino has been released from prison and the Sicilian Mafia sets up shop in South Philadelphia. A lot to talk about in this week’s Mob Talk with George Anastasia and Dave…Continue
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Twin, Suge, Pipe, and Pistol Pete. The names still haunt the Soundview projects in the Bronx, New York. Their drugs kept the hood from starving, but their violence caused nothing but pain and horror. Their gang Sex Money Murder ruled supreme and has become part of gangland history. “If they hadn’t been…Continue
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By Christian Cipollini
Murder Incorporated. Catchy name for a bunch of hired killers, isn’t it? So where did such a clever, sinister and aptly-dubbed moniker originate? While there will probably always be some conjecture…Continue
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When vandals attacked Philadelphia Mafia capo Dominick Grande’s South Philly home, smashing all the windows, and yelling “Fuck Joe!”, news reporter Dave Schratwieser was on the scene and…Continue
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The summer has arrived and before the boys from Philly pack their stuff to enjoy the shore, crime reporters George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser discuss a dark cloud hanging over them as well as why mob boss Joey Merlino was meeting with Robert De Niro.
Right off the bat, the two get to business.…Continue
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It was one of the biggest art heists in the world, the largest one in the United States. $500 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston’s Gardner Art Museum. Investigators soon found that the theft had the Mafia’s fingerprints on it.
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It’s the scream that hits you. Then the gunshots. Followed by the realization that you’ve just watched and heard a mob hit. When Philadelphia crime family underboss Joseph “Joey Chang” Ciancaglini was shot in his diner in March of 1993 federal agents were watching and listening as well. It did little to help Joey Chang,…Continue
In the only borough of New York to begin with the indefinite article, it was not unusual at end of day to watch “fathers trundling home with a monumental sadness on their shoulders”. * It was a hard place to live for the working man and his family. A good place for organized crime.
Frank Scalice lived at 211 Kirby…Continue
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Mob author George Anastasia and crime reporter Dave Schratweiser discuss the government's racketeering case against Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino. The flamboyant Don was caught on tape talking about committing murder and…Continue
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Prison escapes always manage to capture the public’s attention. There is something about criminals using their brain and brawn to break out of a guarded fortress built to keep them locked in. Author John DuMond wrote two books about prison breaks and knows exactly how these mobsters, hitmen, serial killers, and one rich…Continue
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A one stop shop for wholesale underworld contract killings run out of a candy shop, welcome to Murder Inc.: The American Mafia’s elite squad of assassins that ravaged the United States gangland during the 1930s. Author Christian Cipollini brought its gritty, morbid stories to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, and now lays bare…Continue
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Joey Gallo’s toughness was unequaled in a period filled with tough, stone killers. But Gallo thought of himself as more than a thug. He thought of himself as an artist, a poet. He thought of himself as the boss of a multi-ethnic mafia family that ruled New York. The rest of the underworld just thought he was crazy.
Joseph Gallo was what you call an…Continue
The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…Continue
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.…Continue
I was first introduced to Murder Incorporated, by Nicholas Pileggi, the extraordinary journalist, author and screenwriter responsible for two of the most iconic works in the literature of organized crime: Wiseguy, which he adapted into the film Goodfellas and Casino which he also brought to the screen with Martin Scorsese. Along with Mario…Continue
By Thom L. Jones
The question, to my mind, has to be why?
Why was this meeting held?
There are a number of other interesting questions as well of course, and none of them have ever been answered satisfactorily.
Who actually arranged it?
Who first thought of the idea?
Who in fact brought the whole thing together?
Long before the days of rapid…