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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

Media-savvy Hells Angels turned notoriety into business

By David Amoruso

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is hoping he can salvage what’s left of his political career by wooing the citizens of his city with enthusiastic public appearances. Those include plenty of photo-ops, even with the Hells Angels. Another dumb move by Ford, but for the most prominent biker club in the world it’s yet another…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new book Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels. We hope you enjoy it!

By Ron Chepesiuk

The Rumble Begins

The Cali Cartel brought in Jorge Salcedo to oversee its security work.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2013 at 11:01am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Jimmy Hoffa, Sammy Gravano, Rogue CIA

Crime Beat on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for November 21, 2013, through February 6, 2014. Topics covered include Lance Armstrong Scandal, Rogue CIA agents, JFK Assassination, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, Jimmy Hoffa and More.

Here is the lineup:

November 21—Anthony Summers, author of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 12, 2013 at 5:13am — No Comments

How to destroy outlaw biker gangs

By David Amoruso

It’s always a sight. A parade of burly men on big Harley Davidson motorcycles wearing smudged leather vests with emblems signifying their status as outlaws. Society’s rules don’t apply to them, they say, but society the world over begs to differ. Governments from Europe to Australia are creating tougher laws to “destroy” biker gangs. Will they succeed?…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Mafia and Labor Racketeering

Gangsters Inc. is proud to welcome Ronald Fino to its writing staff! Starting today, Fino will write about labor racketeering and organized crime for this website. As the son of a capo in the Buffalo crime family, Fino effectively grew up in the mob. He joined the corrupt Laborers’ Local 210, controlled by Buffalo boss Stefano Magaddino, and after years of experiencing the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2013 at 8:49am — 6 Comments

Crime Beat: The Buffalo Mob, JFK, and much more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for September 19, 2013, through November 14, 2013. Topics covered include Adolph Hitler, Western Outlaws, JFK Assassination, Prohibition gangsters, the Buffalo Mob, among others.

Here is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

Vietnam Vet-Turned-Harlem Drug Dealer Pens Memoir

In the late 1960s, Rick Talley returned home from Vietnam. The New York City native had served his country with honor and had the medals to prove it. Two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and other awards for outstanding service to country were awarded to him by the U.S. government.

But none of those awards would put food on the table. Especially not…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mob Museum Welcomes Author of Deal with the Devil

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas continues to bring its visitors the exhibits they want to see. From the barber chair in which mafia boss Albert Anastasia met his grisly doom, to clothing and weapons worn and used by real gangsters and those who played them on screen…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2013 at 3:13am — No Comments

Crime Beat: A Hitman, a Drug Dealer & the New Jersey Mob

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for July 18, 2013, through September 5, 2013. Topics covered include the Iraq War, a hitman, the Tyson-Holyfield, and surveillance in America, among others.

In addition, each week, Crime Beat will…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 6, 2013 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Deal with the Devil - Q&A with author Peter Lance

Before Whitey Bulger became a big shot crime boss in Boston while feeding information to the FBI, Colombo mobster Gregory Scarpa was already using the Feds as his get-out-of-jail-free-card. He eventually manipulated the FBI in such a manner that he changed that card into a license to kill.

Five-time Emmy Award-winning author Peter Lance has done extensive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2013 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Black Caesar: The Rise of America’s Biggest Kingpin

This is an excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new biography on legendary gangster Frank Matthews. The book, titled Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin, will uncover the true story of this international man of mystery who ran the American streets.

By Ron Chepesiuk

Who was Frank…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 30, 2013 at 10:33am — 1 Comment

The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

By Peter Lance (author of the book Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer available at Amazon.com)

Gregory Scarpa Sr. was a trifecta of contradiction. A peacock dresser, he carried a wad…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2013 at 10:36am — 7 Comments

Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: Chester Wheeler Campbell



By Christian Cipollini

This is the true story of Detroit’s most dangerous underworld enforcer.

In February 1975, while travelling a narrow stretch of road in a picturesque suburb of Detroit, Chester Wheeler Campbell’s big black sedan nearly collided- head on -with an approaching patrol car on its way to a call. That close encounter would eventually…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Justice Denied - Assassinations and militants in Bermuda

By Mel Ayton (Author of Justice Denied - Bermuda's Black Militants, The 'Third Man' and the Assassinations of a Police Chief and Governor -…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

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