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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2014 at 2:47am — No 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

Bonanno Family acting boss Thomas Di Fiore

By David Amoruso

Bittersweet. That’s the feeling Bonanno wiseguy Thomas Di Fiore (photo above) must have had when he was offered the position of acting boss of the Bonanno crime family while boss Michael Mancuso is in prison. Sweet, because the position…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

The Bonanno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around 100

First Boss: Joseph Bonanno.

Primary activities: Involved in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bonanno goodfellas turned in by former boss Massino

By David Amoruso

Are you ready for Goodfellas: The Sequel? You better be, cause the story has arrived. Yesterday, FBI agents arrested five wiseguys of the Bonanno crime family and hit them with various counts of racketeering. One Bonanno mobster is charged with participation in the 1978 Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto (1946 - 2013)

By David Amoruso

“And like that, poof. He's gone.”

Vito Rizzuto, leader of the Mafia in Montreal, passed away today at age 67. He was hospitalized on Sunday for heart problems and was suffering from lung cancer. His death, of natural causes no less, comes as a huge surprise. Rizzuto was an enigma throughout his criminal career and had a knack for not…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 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 8:34am — 4 Comments

The Man in Black: Gaspare Magaddino

By Thom L. Jones

Top end of Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, right on the Brooklyn-Queens boundary line. Friday evening, November 10th 1967.

It’s a quiet Jewish, Italian community. Like every neighborhood or district in the biggest city in America, it has stories to tell if you listen hard enough. Tongue-numbing Dutch names like Onderdonk jostle for space with simple…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mobster Di Maulo 14th victim of Montreal Mafia war

By David Amoruso

The city of Montreal is at the center of a mob war that claimed its 14th victim last week when Joseph Di Maulo (photo above) was killed in front of his house. Exactly who is gunning for who remains unclear, but with mob boss Vito Rizzuto back in town after being released from a U.S. prison rumors are running wild.

Was it a street…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Montreal Mobster Joe Di Maulo Shot To Death

More about the war in Montreal can be read here.

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Kindness of Death

By Thom L. Jones

Early morning Thursday, Christmas Eve, 1992.

A maroon, four door, Mercury Topaz slows to a halt at traffic lights in Ozone Park, a suburb in Queens, New York.

The driver is a slim, dark-haired, dark skinned Italian-American. The passenger, his wife, is a diminutive, chubby, doe-eyed woman. She is thirty-one, three years older than her husband. They…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2012 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

Three Dead Mobsters, Three Different Stories.

By David Amoruso

These last few weeks the news of the death of three mobsters hit the airwaves. All three men died of natural causes. Though they were all members of the Mafia, their stories not only show the different path mobsters take, but also how much La Cosa Nostra influenced various businesses and areas in the United States.

Let’s start with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Genovese mobsters extorting Feast of San Gennaro

By David Amoruso

Never count out the Italian-American Mafia. With each successful prosecution, authorities claim to have rid a particular area of the mob, but, each time, that same mob pops up its ugly head again a few years later. This week, eleven members and associates of the Genovese Crime Family were charged with conspiring to extort street vendors…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 20, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Bonanno Family Leadership Busted

By David Amoruso

The Bonanno Crime Family has been hit once again. This morning, federal agents of the FBI and DEA arrested several high ranking mobsters on charges of racketeering, extortion, illegal gambling, and conspiring to distribute marijuana. One of those arrested is an alleged associate of the Gambino Crime Family and is charged with loansharking. If convicted,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Bonanno Boss Murdered Near Montreal

By David Amoruso

The underworld of Montreal is at war. Several high profile mafia bosses have been murdered and yesterday Bonanno family boss Salvatore Montagna was the latest victim as he was shot to death in a suburb near Montreal.

When paramedics arrived on the scene, they found Montagna laying in a river. They pulled him out of the cold water, into the even…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Will Historic Mob Bust Really Go Down As Historic?

By David Amoruso



It was the largest nationally coordinated crime bust in the FBI’s history. Over 800 agents of the FBI together with local, state, and other federal law enforcement officers, took part in raids on the early morning of January 20. Carrying arrest warrants for 127 organized crime figures connected to the five New York La Cosa Nostra families as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

How the Sicilian Mafia flooded the US with heroin



Photo above was taken at Giuseppe Bono's wedding.

Standing: second from left a young Vincent Basciano, the man on his right is Philip Giaccone.

Sitting at the table from left to right: Joseph Benanti, Dominick Trinchera, J.B. Indelicato, Frank Lino, Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato.



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 4, 2008 (First appeared in the 2008 spring issue of… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2010 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Bonanno Soldier: Benjamin Ruggiero



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Benjamin 'Lefty Guns' Ruggiero was one of the true Cosa Nostra Mafioso, a guy who was old school and knew how Mafia politics worked. Lefty was a Bonanno soldier who was feared and respected by his fellow Mafioso and in the end Lefty showed them all, when he just wouldn't break Omerta. Most of you probably know Lefty from the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 4:23pm — 13 Comments

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