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About Gangsters Inc.

Gangsters Inc. went online on July 12, 2001 and is run by David Amoruso. It focuses on global organized crime and the Mafia and has a large variety of authors who contribute articles, book excerpts, and photos (see list below) - All our content is original and exclusive. At Gangsters Inc. we prefer to provide our readers with long reads that give an in-depth look into organized crime. Besides our longer stories we also publish short profiles and news stories.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Goodfellas

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the silver screen. That is why Gangsters Inc. shares its knowledge of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:18am — 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

The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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

The Milwaukee Mafia Family: Don't Sell It Short

By Gavin Schmitt

What does the word “Mafia” bring to mind? Murder, car bombs, bootlegging and other devious crimes. The back alleys of Chicago and New York. Al Capone and John Gotti. What the word rarely brings to mind is Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland will change that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments

TRAILER: Tom Hardy plays Kray twins in crime epic Legend

By David Amoruso

Ever since they came on the scene in the 1950s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray, known as the Kray twins, have dominated the London crime scene and the public’s fascination as well. And they continue to do so. This year, actor Tom Hardy will play both brothers in the epic gangster flick Legend.

Based on John Pearson's book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Milwaukee Mafia, Hollywood drug deals, more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies And Personalities From The Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 30, 2015, through July 16, 2015. Topics covered include The Queen of True Crime, The Milwaukee Mafia, drug dealing in Hollywood, Hip Hop and the recording industry, going undercover in the drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2015 at 4:59am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Jack Bonventre

By David Amoruso

“What the fuck is there? Everybody runs to the law. Everybody’s a fucking rat. Everybody, they’re fucking horrible.” – Bonanno gangster Jack Bonventre

Bonanno mobster Jack Bonventre knows all about “the life” and its many hardships. Bonventre was convicted of a federal charge of illegal gambling in 2007, for which he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2015 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

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

Profile: Washington D.C. drug boss Rayful Edmond

By Seth Ferranti

To many in his hometown of Washington, D.C., during his 1980s reign as the city’s biggest cocaine and crack dealer, Rayful Edmond was public enemy number one. At the height of Dodge City’s brutal crack epidemic in 1987, this 22-year-old man was responsible for distributing 60 percent of the cocaine that flooded the city’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2015 at 5:04am — 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

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

Buccaneer: The Story of Drug Smuggling Pilot Jack Reed

I’m no God damn rat! I’m a player. I’m a pirate. I’m a hedonist; and one hell of a good smuggler, but I’m no rat!

This is the true story of the events of my life. It involves arriving at the infamous Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas, participating in the island drug smuggling business, and the subsequent consequences that include stunning…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 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

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

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