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“They don’t have the balls to kill me” – Profile of Bonanno Mafia family hitman “Tommy Karate” Pitera

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Mafia hitman or crazy serial killer? Every so often people ask this question when they come upon a very capable and active mob assassin. A murderer like Bonanno crime family soldier “Tommy Karate” Pitera brings up…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 23, 2021 at 7:32am — No Comments

The Guys That Do More Than Killing: Gambino Mafia family mobsters busted for large variety of crimes

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Published December 2019 - Updated January 2021: Two mobsters once praised by Mafia boss John Gotti are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 17, 2021 at 7:12am — No Comments

The Christmas Verdict: How Colombo Mafia family leader “Wild Bill” Cutolo got the present he wished for

By James M. LaRossa Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

As I attempt to make sense of my father, legendary Mob attorney Jimmy LaRossa’s blur of a professional life, one day, above all others, stands out.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Torture, murder and deceit – The life and death of Lucchese Mafia family leader Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The life of a mobster is one filled with lies and death. Still, Anthony Casso’s life was overflowing with both in ways that made many other hardcore gangsters blush. As a leading figure in New York’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Coast-to-Coast “Pure Armenian Blood” gang under patronage of US-based “Vor v Zakone” busted by Feds

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight members and associates of the “Pure Armenian Blood” gang were indicted on Tuesday and charged with a variety of racketeering and fraud offenses. Prosecutors allege the group operated from Los Angeles to New York with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2020 at 3:02am — No Comments

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” – Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Joseph Sclafani

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” Joseph “Tin Ear” Sclafani (photo above) was caught saying on tape. Sclafani, a longtime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

Colombo Mafia family soldier “The Mask” Difalco sentenced to 3 years in prison for racketeering

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Colombo Mafia family soldier Vito “The Mask” Difalco (photo above) was sentenced to just over 3 years…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2020 at 6:46am — No Comments

“I chopped him up so bad” - Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Anthony Capo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Every Mafia family has its go-to guy when it comes to violent acts. For New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family one of those men was Anthony Capo, a soldier with a hair-trigger temper who relished hurting people and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

WATCH: Come see where Colombo family hitmen buried Mafia underboss “Wild Bill” Cutolo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The murder of Colombo crime family underboss William “Wild Bill” Cutolo was one of the most high-profile gangland killings of the past few decades. Known as charismatic and powerful, he was deemed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2020 at 10:48am — No Comments

Realism is key in Bronx-based “Albanian Gangster” as it depicts “war-torn psyche fused with honor code”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Underworlds evolve. In New York, various groups constantly vie for the city’s lucrative…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pinky rings and murder: Brooklyn gangland of the ‘80s comes to life in new Mafia series Gravesend

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Is Brooklyn in the house? Hell. Yes. The brand-new mob series Gravesend just premiered on Amazon Prime and is set to become the latest Mafia epic to mesmerize viewers. Gangsters Inc. sat down with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 10, 2020 at 10:17am — No Comments

WATCH: “Sammy the Bull” Gravano back with MTV show “Families of the Mafia”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano is back! And this time he will be putting on the act of his career as a wise old Mafia guy warning kids – and viewers at home – to stay away from a life of crime in the new 6-part…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 19, 2020 at 12:51pm — No Comments

The Shoot-Out on Troutman Street: The Mafia at War

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

In January 1966, a civil war broke out. Not between different people in a country, but within a family. A family of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2020 at 9:21am — No Comments

Porsches and Yeezys – Profile of New York crime boss Aleksey Tsvetkov

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Aleksey Tsvetkov (above, left) lived the good life for quite a while. As the leader of a violent,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2020 at 11:19am — No Comments

Ex-Gambino Mafia family underboss Sammy Gravano is trying to get some good gangster PR – Will it work?

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Gambino Mafia family underboss and consigliere Frank “Frankie Loc” Locascio (photo above, far…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Nephew of Mexican narco kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero hit with heavy load of drug charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate and nephew of infamous narco kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero was charged in Brooklyn federal court on Monday with participating in an international conspiracy to manufacture and distribute…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2020 at 8:31am — No Comments

American Mafia Murder: The Man in Potters Field

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

There are more than a million people buried in this graveyard. There are no stones or memorials to remember them. It’s not the biggest…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Only the Dead know Brooklyn

By Thom. L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong kind of friend was the worst thing that ever happened to Frank Santora Junior.

As he walked along a street in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments

Murder on the Dancefloor: The demise of Gambino Mafia family soldier Anthony Mascuzzio

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the mob isn't all beer and skittles.

Created in 1970, the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, by 1985, had been used almost one thousand times, to bring criminal and civil cases. RICO…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight – Part 2: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

This is part 2 of Five Minutes to Midnight. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

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