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The Chinese Triads find their origin centuries ago. At least since the Tang dynasty (617-907) China has had secret societies. Several Triads identify themselves with the White Lotus Society. The White Lotus Society expelled the Mongolian occupation force from China and installed Buddhist monk Hung Wu as the first…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2021 at 8:56am — No Comments

FBI offers $30,000 reward for information leading to arrest of fugitive Boston Chinatown’s Triad hitman

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Authorities are stepping up their hunt for Hung Tien Pham, a hitman of Boston Chinatown’s Ping On Triad, who is wanted…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2021 at 8:54am — No Comments

The New England Crime Family

Estimate members: 30

First Boss: Frank “Butsey” Morelli

Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, video poker machines, robbery, extortion, loan sharking, gambling.

Boss: Carmen DiNunzio

Acting BossAnthony "Spucky" Spagnolo (in prison)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2020 at 11:02am — No Comments

Patriarca Mafia family’s - violent and medical - secrets discussed in Street Corner Soapbox podcast

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Are you ready to listen to some stories about the New England Mafia family? Then you’re in luck! The Street Corner Soapbox…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2020 at 10:32am — No Comments

Boston gangland legend Howie Winter dead at 91

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A legend of the Boston underworld has passed. Retired mob boss Howard “Howie” Winter passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. He was 91. Winter was an original member and onetime boss of the infamous Winter Hill Gang in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2020 at 5:18am — No Comments

“King Nene”, enforcer of Boston Latin Kings, pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

“King Nene” kneels before the government, in a guilty plea that is. 26-year-old Matthew Palacios, who goes by the nickname “King Nene”, was an enforcer of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2020 at 10:53am — No Comments

South Boston bookmaker pleads guilty to loansharking and gambling charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The world is forever changing, the underworld is as well. Even the one in South Boston better known as Southie. A local resident pleaded guilty on Thursday today in federal court in Boston to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:59am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta boss faces U.S. charges in connection to seizure of over 1,500 kilos of cocaine bound for Europe

By David Amoruso

Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ralph DeMasi, ex-mobster and pal of Whitey Bulger, found not guilty of 1991 murder of armored truck guard

By David Amoruso

Former mobster Ralph DeMasi was found not guilty on Monday of the killing of armored truck guard Edward P. Morlock Sr. in Worcester in May of 1991. 82-year-old DeMasi was a notorious leader of several robbery crews and close friends with infamous crime boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 11:57am — No Comments

MS-13 gangsters charged with racketeering and July 2018 murder of young boy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six members of MS-13, the transnational organization also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, were indicted on Wednesday in federal court in Boston and charged with racketeering. Five of them allegedly participated in the murder of a teenage boy in Lynn, Massachusetts, on July 30, 2018. 

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Second mobster identified as suspect in prison murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

By David Amoruso

Authorities have identified a second suspect in the brazen murder of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia. 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero allegedly killed Bulger with Fotios “Freddy” Geas and one other man.

DeCologero was part of “the life” as a member of his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

“Freddy hated rats” – Meet the hitman who allegedly murdered mob boss Whitey Bulger behind bars

By David Amoruso

After dodging bullets throughout his criminal career, Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger ultimately met his demise by being hit with a lock wrapped in a sock. The blows were too much for the 89-year-old as he died behind bars just a few years into a life sentence for racketeering and several murders.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2018 at 4:47am — 2 Comments

Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger killed inside federal prison

By David Amoruso

What goes around, comes around. Infamous Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was murdered inside a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday. He was serving a life sentence for the many crimes he committed in his long and notorious career, but apparently someone felt he deserved to die right then and…

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

Never lie to the feds – Profile of Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme

By David Amoruso

Never rat on your friends, but if you do, you better not lie to the feds. That’s the lesson former Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme learned yesterday when he was sentenced to life in prison for a 1993 murder he forgot to mention when he decided to cooperate with the FBI.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

Former New England Mafia family capo gets 66 months in prison for obstructing murder investigation

By David Amoruso

Former New England Mafia family capo Robert DeLuca was sentenced to 66 months in prison in Boston federal court on Tuesday for obstructing a federal investigation into the murder of a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 30, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Leader of violent MS-13 crew sentenced to life in prison for two murders

By David Amoruso

Guys nicknamed “Crazy” tend to end up in bad places. 27-year-old Noe Salvador Perez Vasquez (above) is no exception. As the leader of the Everett Locos Salvatrucha (ELS) clique, he ran one of the largest, most active, and most violent…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Three MS-13 gangsters convicted of RICO conspiracy and murder in Boston

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three members of MS-13 were convicted of racketeering conspiracy and murder on Monday in Boston Federal Court. All three are Salvadoran nationals and will face deportation after completing their prison sentence. Interestingly, it was these kind of deportations that helped found…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2018 at 7:30am — 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

Patriarca Mafia family enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese dies behind bars at age 74

By David Amoruso

Timing is everything. They denied New England mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese’s parole on September 15, 2017. He died early yesterday morning at Rhode Island Hospital at age 74. He was serving a 9-year sentence for racketeering, extortion, and loansharking.

Though he was very close to dying in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2017 at 4:55am — No Comments

MS-13 gangster Joel “Animal” Martinez admits murdering 15-year-old boy in East Boston – Gloated about it

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

MS-13 gang member Joel Martinez (above) pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston last week to racketeering conspiracy involving the stabbing murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston. Nicknamed “Animal,” the 23-year-old gangster was part of MS-13’s Eastside Loco Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique, which…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 19, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

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