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VIDEO: Bonanno family mobster shot in front of his Bronx mansion – Salvatore Zottola in critical condition

By David Amoruso

An alleged associate of New York’s Bonanno crime family was shot by an unknown hitman in front of his mansion in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2018 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

Bonanno family street boss Joseph Cammarano Jr. and other mobsters hit with extortion, assault charges

By David Amoruso - Updated January 13, 2018

Joseph Cammarano Jr., the street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family, was hit with racketeering charges today. He was arrested along with nine other…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

High-profile Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino latest gangster to be barred from entering a casino

By David Amoruso

Updated on September 8, 2016 - The Pennsylvania gaming control board has banned Philadelphia mob boss Joseph…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno family associate Joseph Gambina

By David Amoruso

Did you hear the story about the mob associate who received an offer he couldn’t refuse? Long story short: He refused. In 2004, Bonanno crime family wiseguy Joseph “Giuseppe” Gambina was asked by his boss, Vincent Basciano, to murder fellow…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gotti Jr. stands tall, warns people behind smear campaign

By David Amoruso

In the Mafia the biggest compliment one can receive is to be a standup guy; a man who keeps his mouth shut and does his time in prison. John Gotti Sr. embodied this more than any mobster before or since. His son followed his father’s code, but took a slightly different path. A path his enemies are now using to try and bring him…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 4, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family boss Joseph Cammarano Jr.

By David Amoruso

The FBI has just received its new target for 2016: Joseph Cammarano Junior - photo above. According to the New York Daily News, he is the new street boss of the decimated Bonanno crime family. Cammarano Jr. was labeled as an acting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

WTC contractor with Mafia ties busted for $1.5M fraud

By David Amoruso

Prosecutors charged alleged Bonanno crime family associate Vincent Vertuccio with conspiracy to defraud the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in connection with the One World Trade Center project located in lower Manhattan.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Former Bonanno boss Massino’s HQ becomes bakery

By David Amoruso

The times they keep a-changin’. Over a decade ago, Casablanca restaurant in Maspeth, Queens, was the home base of Joseph Massino, boss of the Bonanno family, one of New York’s five Mafia families. At that time he wielded tremendous power as he was the only boss not behind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2015 at 8:53am — No Comments

Bonanno Boss: Joseph Massino

By David Amoruso

Originally posted on February 11, 2005 - Updated July 11, 2013

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When I first wrote this profile back in 2001/2002 Joseph Massino was a rarity. He was the only official Mafia boss who wasn’t in a prison cell. The press called him "The Last Don". To the outside world Massino was a great boss with old school Cosa Nostra values. His crime family seemed to run smooth as well.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bonanno Family Boss Michael Mancuso

By David Amoruso

The Bonanno crime family has a new boss. And he’s already behind bars. Michael “The Nose” Mancuso won’t see the streets of New York until his scheduled release in 2019, but he has been chosen as boss nonetheless. Some would argue the Bonannos have gone bananas once again.

While many of America’s twenty-plus La Cosa Nostra families have faced a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2013 at 2:41am — 3 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 — 9 Comments

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