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Former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale’s Last Don Standing reveals a gangster desperately in search of respect

By David Amoruso

Ralph Natale was the first official boss in the American Mafia to become a turncoat and testify against his former underlings. During a short spell in the 1990s, he led what was left of the Philadelphia crime family after nearly two decades of violence. In his biography Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

The two sides of New York mob boss Joe Colombo and how his murder remains unsolved for over forty years

By David Amoruso

The 1971 hit on New York Mafia boss Joseph Colombo – in public at the second Italian Unity Day rally - was one of the most infamous of its kind. Though the hitman was killed on the scene, questions remained. Four decades later, Colombo’s son Anthony reached a point where he didn’t want to keep the story in anymore. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

The life of a U.S. Marshal: Hunting down fugitive mobsters and always staying one step ahead of cunning gangsters

By David Amoruso

Mike Pizzi is a prime example of what you can achieve with hard work and dedication. Starting out on the streets of New York, lacking a formal education, Pizzi went on to join the Marines as a teenager followed by a long and distinguished career as a U.S. Marshal. Now, he sits down with Gangsters Inc. to discuss his days…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

How I became an enforcer for the Detroit Mafia Family

By Alan Gunner Lindbloom

Like I mentioned before, I’ve always been an intrinsic fighter. In fact, growing up, I got kicked out of pretty much every school I was ever in for fighting. I only lasted 6 weeks in high school. Although, to be honest, I got expelled from high school for possession of stolen property, which is another story in itself. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2017 at 4:31am — No Comments

The criminal history of most wanted terrorist Assata Shakur, the godmother and step aunt of slain rap legend 2Pac

By Barbara Casey

On May 2, 1973, around 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Bryon), the godmother and step-aunt of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire), were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick by State Trooper James Harper for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Ex-mobster reflects on growing up in Detroit’s Mafia family

A former Detroit crime family associate is taking the internet by storm! Fresh out of prison, Alan Gunner Lindbloom (photo above) has set his sights on turning his life around and becoming a successful author. His first novel, titled To Be A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 4, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments

Crime Beat: US Marshal, Sherlock Holmes, and the murder of Rasputin

By Ron Chepesiuk

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARKSIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for January 19, 2017, through April 6, 2017. Guests include Rebecca Morris, Barbara Casey, Matthew Rider, Margo Nash, Louis Divita, among others.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2017 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: Book delves into Prohibition-era Chicago gangland violence, revealing rare facts and insights

By David Amoruso

Chicago during Prohibition was a place of extremes. It was a city where men made more money than God as they smuggled booze, set up speakeasies, engaged in labor racketeering, ran prostitution and organized gambling. It was also where many of them died violent deaths at the hands of their rivals as various gangs fought…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2017 at 7:15am — No Comments

Former Hells Angels boss George Christie to share his outlaw biker life experiences at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Are you curious what it’s like to be a rough riding member of outlaw motorcycle club the Hells Angels? Well, then former Hells Angels president George Christie is just the guy to tell you all about the inner…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Prison Breaks - From mobsters and hitmen to serial killers and drug lords: The men who escaped from jail

By David Amoruso

Prison escapes always manage to capture the public’s attention. There is something about criminals using their brain and brawn to break out of a guarded fortress built to keep them locked in. Author John DuMond wrote two books about prison breaks and knows exactly how these mobsters, hitmen, serial killers, and one rich…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments

Adapt and Overcome: U.S. Marshal shares lessons he learned after dedicating his life to a career serving his country

By David Amoruso

Retired U.S. Marshal Michael Pizzi has arrested plenty of crooks in his day. He usually did so after the kind of manhunt the U.S. Marshals are renowned for. Be they pimps hiding in a crack house or Italian-American mobsters staying in Europe, Pizzi went after them with tenacity and brought them back in handcuffs to face…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Badge 387: The Story of Jim Simone, America's Most Decorated Cop

By Robert Sberna

For nearly 40 years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland's 2nd District, a drug-plagued area with one of the highest violent crime rates in the U.S. Nicknamed "Supercop," Simone generated headlines and public interest on a scale not seen since…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Los Zetas, teenage hitmen, torture and drugs: Wolf Boys gives intimate look into hellish Mexican cartel underworld

By David Amoruso

The drug war has turned Mexico into a place where death and torture are part of everyday life - literally, as commuters pass by beheaded corpses hanging from a busy overpass along with a banner carrying a Cartel message waving in the wind. This bleak hell has been captured vividly by Dan Slater in his new book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Arsonists set Montreal ablaze as deadly Mafia war continues

By David Amoruso

The Montréal underworld continues its restless days and nights in the absence of deceased “boss of bosses” Vito Rizzuto. Without a strong man controlling all the various Mafia crews and gangs the city has erupted in anarchy with each group vying for control. This week, several mobbed up businesses were set ablaze by arsonists.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Deadly, bizarre, and morbid: Author Christian Cipollini explains the uniqueness of the American Mafia’s Murder Inc.

By David Amoruso

A one stop shop for wholesale underworld contract killings run out of a candy shop, welcome to Murder Inc.: The American Mafia’s elite squad of assassins that ravaged the United States gangland during the 1930s. Author Christian Cipollini brought its gritty, morbid stories to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, and now lays bare…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Son of Pablo Escobar talks about his notorious father

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Pablo Escobar’s name continues to send chills down spines in cities around the world. The horrendous crimes he committed during his reign as the world’s most powerful drug lord are well documented and the subject of countless books and movies, namely the popular Netflix series…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Crime Beat: True Crime Addicts, Donald Trump, Sketch Cop

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARKSIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for September 8, 2016, through November 10, 2016. Guests include David Kay Johnston, Nick Foster, Rebecca Morris, Denise Morris, John Glatt, Sean McFate, and others.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 31, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Exclusive: ‘The Art of Smuggling’ by Britain’s first drug baron

By Francis Morland, Jo Boothby

Little has been written about the early history of the modern cannabis trade. Its pioneers are shrouded mystery, yet they laid the foundation for what became the biggest illicit business in the world. Francis Morland was probably the first British-born “drug baron” of the 1960s, an acclaimed sculptor from a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

Cradle of Crime: My Armed and Dangerous Father

By Luellen Smiley

I was born into a story. When I began writing with the purpose of consequence, the first subject had to be about growing up with gangsters.  As the daughter of Allen Smiley, associate and closest friend to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

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