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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Massachusetts is serious about getting rid of its MS-13 presence. A federal jury convicted one of its leaders of racketeering conspiracy, following a two-week trial in Boston on Tuesday. 22-year-old Rafael Leoner Aguirre, who…Continue
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The year is 1957. A 28-year-old inmate by the name of James Bulger is serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. That’s a long time to spend in a tiny cell. A doctor proposes the young Bostonian participate in a drug experiment to earn an early release. He accepts.
Why wouldn’t he? Dr. Carl Pfeiffer seems…Continue
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It was one of the biggest art heists in the world, the largest one in the United States. $500 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston’s Gardner Art Museum. Investigators soon found that the theft had the Mafia’s fingerprints on it.
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New England’s Patriarca crime family isn’t what it used to be, but as long as it can rely on the muscle and reputation of tough old-timers it will remain an underworld force. One of those hard men is longtime mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr., a man convicted of murder who refused to say farewell to…Continue
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A cocaine and heroin distributor for the Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD), a Boston street gang, was sentenced on Friday in federal court in Boston. 35-year-old Fancisco Arias, of Jamaica Plain, received a 14-year prison sentence…Continue
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A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy involving the assault of two rival gang members. 23-year-old Kevin “Gallito” Ayala, a Salvadoran national residing in Chelsea, got 42 months in prison and will…Continue
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A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea was sentenced in federal court in Boston today for RICO conspiracy involving the attempted murder of a rival gang member. 21-year-old Angel “Bravo” Pineda, a Honduran national who resided in Revere, received 93 months in prison and will be…Continue
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The term standup guy is thrown around a lot in the underworld, sometimes deserved, other times not so much. But if you want to talk about standup guys, you can’t top Patriarca crime family boss Peter Limone. He was framed by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. And still he kept his mouth…Continue
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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 Boss: Anthony "Spucky" Spagnolo (in prison)…
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Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.
A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God Protect…
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New England mobster Robert “Bobby” DeLuca (photo above, left and right) has admitted shooting down an infamous Providence mob enforcer in 1992. The former Mafia capo pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a murder conspiracy charge and faces up to ten years in prison.
For a guy who seemed to have gotten away with it…Continue
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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…
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Justice never forgets. No matter how many years pass after the crime is committed, the law and those who seek to uphold it remember those who broke the rules of our society and thought they got away with it. And they will not rest until justice is served.
Just ask 80-year-old…Continue
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Longtime New England mobster Anthony “The Saint” St. Laurent Sr. made quite the reputation for himself. Known for violence, a listing in Las Vegas' infamous Black Book, you could say he'd done well. On October 26, 2016, he was released from federal prison after serving seven years on a murder-for-hire beef. The 75-year-old mob…Continue
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The Neapolitan Camorra still possesses a stolen Rembrandt painting, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported today. The daily paper talked to looted art hunter Arthur Brand and private detective Sander van Betten, both men claim the missing Rembrandt piece “remains hidden at one of the many hundreds of secret stash houses…Continue
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