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Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show's greatest Mafia hits… uh bits

By David Amoruso

Whether you’re a flaming liberal or a staunch neocon, you have to appreciate Jon Stewart’s wit and humor. Especially when The Daily Show host takes on the Mafia. Born in New York City in the 1960s, Stewart has exhibited a fascination with all things Mafia since he began his career as a comedian and has frequently done mob bits on his show -…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gotti Junior talks about his father, the Mafia & John Travolta

By David Amoruso

“The first time my dad ever said he loved me was in Marion, Illinois, and we had a two inch thick glass between us,” says John Gotti Junior. The retired mob boss is pulling no punches in telling us about “the life.” He is currently on tour promoting his book Shadow of My Father which details his rise in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Supreme: Gangster giant towers over Queens rap

By Seth Ferranti

Supreme is a towering street legend immortalized in both hip-hop and hood lore. An infamous drug lord with ties to both major players in the rap industry and a notoriously profitable and ruthless drug crew, The Supreme Team, that ruled the same Queens streets that later produced platinum selling artists like Ja Rule and 50 Cent. To…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments

Murder Inc.: Earning a Place in History

By Christian Cipollini

Throughout the chaos of well-known and publicized mob warfare, several gangsters were learning lessons, gaining their own reputations and cementing future positions in what was becoming a new crime empire. They were young, most in their early twenties, but already hardened criminals. Brooklyn’s toughest, most rebellious and motivated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. contributor Seth Ferranti

Seth Ferranti is an author and journalist who writes true crime and prison related stories for VICE, The Daily Beast, Don Diva, F.E.D.S.,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2015 at 4:53am — No Comments

Spotlight on Tampa Mafia with tour and magazine

By David Amoruso

When it comes to the mob in America everybody knows about the five families in New York or Al Capone in Chicago. But what about a smaller city? Like Tampa, Florida. A city that has a long and colorful history of violence filled with gangsters from Italy, Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. itself. A brand-new magazine and tour shine a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. contributor Pierre de Champlain

Pierre de Champlain was born in Rimouski, Quebec. He is a former intelligence analyst with the RCMP’s Criminal Intelligence Directorate in Ottawa and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a general certificate in law. Published author of five books on organized crime, including "Mobsters, Gangsters, and Men of Honour: Cracking the Mafia code" and "…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2015 at 7:41am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. contributor Peter Lance

Peter Lance is a five-time Emmy-winning investigative reporter who also works as a screenwriter and novelist. With a Master’s Degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, Lance spent the first 15 years of his career as a print reporter and network…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Exclusive: Excerpt of John A. "Junior" Gotti's new book

By Peter Lance

John Marzulli, who covers organized crime for the N.Y. Daily News today broke a story on the new memoir by John A. “Junior” Gotti to be released this week. As Marzulli reports, the book had been under wraps for months. It will be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Santo Trafficante: Building the Family Business

By Ron Chepesiuk

Santo Trafficante, Sr., the powerful Trafficante crime family’s patriarch, was born on May 28, 1886, in Alexandria Della Rocca, Sicily. At age 16, he boarded the S.S. Lombardia and set sail for American in search of a better life. Two years later, Santo, Sr. followed like thousands of other Italian immigrants, settling near downtown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2014 at 4:48am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Cocaine, Steroids, Crack, Bikers & the Mob

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for August 28, 2014, through October 28, 2014. Topics covered include cocaine kingpin George "Blow" Jung, Blood Sport steroids, Washington DC's crack epidemic,  and more.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2014 at 5:26am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Mafia history, King of Steroids & more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for June 26, 2014, through August 21, 2014. Topics covered include Mafia History, the Pizza Bomber, Joseph Mengele, private investigation work and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • June 26—Mel…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 10, 2014 at 3:38am — No Comments

Lucky Luciano: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Charles “Lucky” Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with New York City's high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the formation of the infamous five families, and controversy over his alleged Last…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 27, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Meyer Lansky, NY Mafia History & More

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 17, 2014, through June 19, 2014. Topics covered include Mafia History, the Pizza Bomber, Joseph Mengele, private investigation work and more.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 26, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The Humble Origins of Joe Masseria and Lucky Luciano

By Alex Hortis

This story is an excerpt from The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2014), available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2014 at 4:16am — 2 Comments

New book covers history of organized crime in Montreal

Pierre de Champlain is one of Canada’s foremost experts on organized crime. As an intelligence analyst for the RCMP he got an up close and personal look at gangsters and crimes. As an author he shared his knowledge with readers around the world. On February 26, his new book about the history of organized crime in Montreal will hit stores.

By Pierre…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Carlos Lehder's Pilot, Hells Angels & More

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the dark side on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for February 13, 2014, through April 17, 2014. Topics covered include women in Hitler's regime, an undercover cop in the Hells Angels, drug kingpin Frank Matthews, the Ma Barker gang, Bin Laden's final plot…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

Kennedy Targets Labor Boss Jimmy Hoffa

By William Hryb

With the McClellan hearings spearheaded by Robert Kennedy came a daily dose of shocking disclosures that organized crime had crept into the very inner circles of the labor movement. The hearings conducted between 1957 and 1959 had a carnival-like atmosphere, where prosecutors dissected every word of suspected persons who had ties to organized crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2014 at 3:16am — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia travel guide reveals island’s underworld

By David Amoruso

The Sicilian Mafia emerged from the shadows as a criminal powerhouse that would rule the underworld not just in Sicily but in Italy and North America as well. Secrecy allowed them to grow. Now, author Carl Russo is pointing a photo camera at the places that played a role in Cosa Nostra’s shady history. His new book …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 27, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

From mobbed up unions to Cold War spying

By Ron Fino

As you all know, I’ve done a lot of work with the FBI in helping them dismantle the Mafia’s control over unions. Having grown up as the son of a mob capo I was privy to many of the illegal dealings that went on and decided to put a stop to it. But that is only part of my story. The other story takes place in Russia, where I investigated the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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