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How did infamous Mafia hit squad Murder Inc. get its name?

Photo: Albert Anastasia, Abe Reles, and Louis "Lepke" Buchalter

By Christian Cipollini

Murder Incorporated. Catchy name for a bunch of hired killers, isn’t it? So where did such a clever, sinister and aptly-dubbed moniker originate? While there will probably always be some conjecture…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 10, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

Top Dog: Colombian drug cartel places price on head of police dog

By David Amoruso

One of Colombia’s most powerful drug cartels had enough of losing cocaine shipments and placed a $70,000-dollar price on the head of their main nemesis: a police dog. The German shepherd named Sombra, which translates as Shadow, has had so much success in sniffing out the cartel’s product that she has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Leader of Newark’s South Side Cartel gets 45 years in prison for murder and racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader and founder of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced on Tuesday to 45 years in prison. 33-year-old Farad Roland (photo above) admitted his role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Longtime Chicago mob boss John “No Nose” DiFronzo dead at 89

By David Amoruso

You know a mobster is respected when his colleagues refuse to utter his name out loud, preferring to point to their nose to signify they mean the man known on the streets of Chicago as “No Nose.” Chicago Outfit boss John DiFronzo was that kind of gangster. He passed away on Sunday, at age 89.

DiFronzo had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

“Popeye,” once one of Pablo Escobar’s most prolific hitmen, arrested in Colombia on extortion charges

By David Amoruso

It’s hard to become a new person. If you’ve spent years of your life trafficking drugs, committing kidnappings, robberies, and brutal murders all the while surrounded by like-minded men then changing yourself isn’t just hard, it becomes impossible.

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez (photo above), a man…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments

Indictments show Mexican Mafia’s control within Los Angeles County Jail and on streets of Pomona

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement in California dealt a big blow to the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, charging 83 individuals in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the group were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO: George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser discuss Philly mob boss Merlino’s guilty plea, future

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 30, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Pax Mafiosa: Guilty verdicts as prosecutors prove secret pact between Sicilian Mafia and Italian government

By David Amoruso

A secret pact between the Sicilian Mafia and the Italian State has resulted in the conviction of eight men, including Mafia bosses and police and government officials, among them a close political associate of Silvio Berlusconi. The pact was made in the 1990s to bring a halt to Cosa Nostra’s bloody war…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

Fugitive British drug boss who got 11 years for crimes sought by police after going on the lam

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Great Britain are asking for information leading to the arrest of a drug boss who went on the lam before being sentenced to 11 years in prison for orchestrating the attempted importation of liquid amphetamine with a street value of around £8 million pounds in April…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2018 at 2:48am — No Comments

VIDEO: Bloods gangster talks about doing time with Mafia boss John Gotti in 1997

By David Amoruso

Doing time is a trip. So much so that sharing a cell with one of America’s most notorious Mafia bosses seems like just another day in a world filled with violence and crazy inmates.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2018 at 1:10pm — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta leader Giuseppe Pelle ran regional politics on behalf of Calabrian Mafia

By David Amoruso

He had disappeared in 2016. Like so many of his colleagues, Calabrian Mafia boss Giuseppe “Peppe” Pelle chose to live the life of a fugitive rather than spend it behind bars. From his hideaway in the Calabrian mountains he oversaw a large network which controlled regional politics.

The mountainous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Cocaine Cowboy faces deportation and wrath of Castro regime

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Cocaine Cowboys - Latin American drug traffickers - were known for doing wild shit in Florida during the 1980s, but in 2018 one such Cowboy finds himself worrying about some of what he did and how it might impact him today.

South Florida drug boss Augusto "Willie" Falcon had almost finished…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

King of the Bootleggers: Profile of Hamilton mob boss Rocco Perri

By David Amoruso

Every underworld has its first major crime boss. That man – or woman – who ascends to the top of the heap and controls organized crime in the city. For Hamilton, Ontario, that man was Rocco Perri. During the years of Prohibition, he became known as the “King of the Bootleggers.”

Born in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

The Italian Mafia, Irish gangs, Chinese Tongs, bootleggers, gamblers, thieves and killers: Welcome to Gangland Boston

By David Amoruso

In her latest book Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime, Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney details over a century of heists and killings involving the Italian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Chinatown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Most wanted fugitive Liverpool drug boss Simon McGuffie faces justice in United Kingdom

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fugitive Liverpool drug trafficker Simon McGuffie finally faces justice in the United…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross: Moving tons of cocaine with a nod of approval from the Reagan White House

By David Amoruso

California drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross shows that you can play the game and survive. His story shows the hypocrisy of the government’s war on drugs, while also shining a light on the struggles of growing up in the ghetto. Above all, it’s about learning from mistakes and bettering yourself. “I used to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Calabrian Mafia boss serving multiple life sentences for murder granted furlough to visit his dying mother

By David Amoruso

It’s an interesting debate: Do you grant a convicted murderer the right to say goodbye to a dying loved one, even though the convict…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

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