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Lucchese Mafia family boss and hitmen get life in prison for 2013 gangland murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The career of 84-year-old Lucchese Mafia family acting boss Matthew Madonna (photo above, middle) has officially come to an end. On Monday, he was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction for the 2013 murder of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

One Mafia murder and everyone ends up in prison – Lucchese crime family bosses and hitmen found guilty

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

For a few years, the New York Mafia seemed to have quieted down. Increased scrutiny from law enforcement coupled with RICO made mobsters rethink their violent deeds, opting for less conspicuous ways of getting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

“Fuck you! Pay me!” – Lucchese Mafia family boss ordered hit on gangster who refused to pay his $100K debt

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Who said the New York Mafia lost its teeth? The Lucchese crime family, one of the city’s five La…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

From Rags to Riches - Profile of Harlem drug kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso



Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes tells his story. How he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

Operation Goodfellas busts $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy from Mexico to Virginia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.

Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

New York’s Lucchese Mafia family deadly as ever in 2017, prosecutors say after indicting bosses and underlings

By David Amoruso

The year is 2017 and it is business as usual for the Lucchese crime family, one of New York’s infamous five Mafia families. While many thought the American mob had lost its teeth – gangland murders had become a rarity – prosecutors say that the Lucchese family proved them wrong in 2013 with one cold-blooded slaying…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 1, 2017 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Rumble at Rao's: It's not over 'till The Fat Lady Sings - The night Louie Lump Lump chose the gun over the cannoli

By Thom L. Jones

When you mention Rao’s to someone, you can see their eyes light up. Probably they’ve never been there-you can’t get in the place-but they’ve heard about it: the location, the ambience, the mystique, all those stories. You can only image what it’s like. And then one night, you get lucky. You get in and find out…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 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

Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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